With option "--color=always" grep generates output which has control characters instead of colors.
Ex-cygwin user here, trying out gow. Loved it so far, except that grep's colors used to work in cygwin's grep.
Can someone please take a look at this?
You need to get the Windows command prompt to handle those color codes. Install ANSICON for that.
Or get 'grep' (and 'ls') from https://u-tools.com/msls.asp which is free. Download ls (file: msls231.exe).