I might be one of the few people who like color in my terminal but I feel that it adds something to my productivity when done right. I have a colorized prompt, auto coloring for ls and now I got git to colorize output. I changed the .gitconfig file in my home directory (which contains global configuration directives) to have this new section:
[color] branch = auto diff = auto status = auto
Now, all of my logs, diffs and other output is colorized as appropriate. Update: Just recieved word from Mukidohime that this can be condensed to the following:
[color] ui = auto
That’s a nice little trick there and useful if you don’t care about fine tuning your color output.