I'm trying to get
watch to display colors from 'git status'.
I've tried running watch with the
--color option, as suggested elsewhere here, but, still,
watch --color 'git status' doesn't display colors.
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git status is run under
watch, it is able to detect that its standard output is not a terminal, meaning it will not output colors if the
color.status setting is set to
auto. To force
git status to always output colors (even under
git config color.status always
to set the setting permanently, or as @ChrisJonsen points out, use
git -c color.status=always status to run
git status with a one-time override.