Git diff showing horrible escape characters

Funny little one this…

When running a git diff command I was getting horrible escape characters everywhere.  Turns out this is because my terminal was in colour mode Р(set up by the server admin) Рand this was causing the escape characters.

Simply ran the git diff command with the –no-color option to get the output back to a nice normal diff output.

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  • Judit
    17th July 2014 at 1:29 pm 

    This command worked for me in several machines:
    ‘export LESS=-R $LESS’

    It will display git diff in colours without strange characters =)

  • Ali
    18th February 2015 at 8:27 am 


    Worked for me on a tcsh shell.

    setenv LESS -R

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