I'm trying to compress the output of git status a bit, for a "system status" script that runs whenever I log in to an ssh session. I'm hoping it'll nag at me and encourage me to commit more often!
git status | grep -v "git add\|git checkout\|no changes added"
Sadly it loses the coloring; any modified files are shown in the default font color, not red.
I've tried adding
--color=never to the grep command, but that didn't make a difference, so I assume
git status isn't adding color codes because of the pipe. Since a few commands in linux have
--color=always to get over this, I tried adding that to
git, but it just complained about an unknown option.