Git settings for colour-blindness

# 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.

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"]