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Colors do not work on grep command #85

shobhitg opened this Issue · 2 comments

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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 which is free. Download ls (file: msls231.exe).

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