Git settings for colour-blindness
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Git settings for colour-blindness

Just copy/paste the following into your `~/.gitconfig` file, and of course if any of these colours doesn't work for you, just change them to something that does (mostly what I've done is get rid of the dark reds and blues, which are very hard for me to see on a blackish terminal background.
Git settings for colour-blindness

Like around 12% of people on the planet, I am colour-blind. Mine isn't too bad compared to others, and is the common red/green kind (protanopia).

I still like to use colours in my terminals though, as I find the various highlights useful, so I thought I'd share the colours I have set up for git to make life easy for me.

Just copy/paste the following into your ~/.gitconfig file, and of course if any of these colours doesn't work for you, just change them to something that does (mostly what I've done is get rid of the dark reds and blues, which are very hard for me to see on a blackish terminal background.

I hope somebody finds this useful!

[color]
        branch = auto
        diff = auto
        status = auto
[color "branch"]
        current = yellow reverse
        local = yellow
        remote = green
[color "diff"]
        meta = yellow bold
        frag = yellow reverse
        old = cyan bold
        new = green bold
[color "status"]
        added = yellow
        changed = green
        untracked = cyan

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