permanently let grep colorize its output

echo alias grep=\'grep --color=auto\' >> ~/.bashrc ; . ~/.bashrc
This will create a permanent alias to colorize the search pattern in your grep output

By: 0x2142
2009-07-05 07:44:13

What Others Think

vigo · 637 weeks and 6 days ago
Nice. In addition, you can change the default grep output red color, by the variable "GREP_COLOR="1;NN". examp: echo alias grep=\'GREP_COLOR="1;32" grep --color=auto\' >> ~/.bashrc ; . ~/.bashrc ThanX!
nobodyelse · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen honorable mention
yeoyeo · 5 weeks and 6 days ago

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