I’ve got sick of adding the --color flag to each git command I type so I went through the git config documentation and found several color.* options. Those options can be changed by using the git config VAR VALUE command, so initially I ran:

$ for CONF in branch grep diff interactive status;\ 
    do git config color.$CONF auto --global;\ 

To activate them all by setting each single color option to auto. But after reading a little more I found a much simpler way to have everything using color by default. Just simply type:

$ git config color.ui true

And that will do the trick. It is very nice and useful to read coloured output when using git, specially when reviewing diffs in the midst of a git add -p messy jam.

My .gitconfig ended up like this:

        ui = true