This extension is distributed with Mercurial
Author: Kevin Christen
Built-in docs: hg help color
This extension is obsolete. Color is built in to the Mercurial UI now.
To disable color universally, add to your .hgrc file:
[ui] color = off
This extension modifies the status command to add color to its output to reflect file status, the qseries command to add color to reflect patch status (applied, unapplied, missing), and to diff-related commands to highlight additions, removals, diff headers, and trailing whitespace.
Other effects in addition to color, like bold and underlined text, are also available. Effects are rendered with the ECMA-48 SGR control function (aka ANSI escape codes). This module also provides the render_text function, which can be used to add effects to any text.
Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension by adding the following lines:
[extensions] color =
The color extension supports both ANSI consoles and Windows consoles. It will use Windows console mode automatically on Windows platforms unless it finds TERM defined in the environment, in which case it assumes you are using an ANSI shell on Windows. If this auto-detection fails, you can explicitly set the mode by:
[color] # valid modes are win32, ansi, auto, off mode = win32
Default effects may be overridden from the .hgrc file:
[color] status.modified = blue bold underline red_background status.added = green bold status.removed = red bold blue_background status.deleted = cyan bold underline status.unknown = magenta bold underline status.ignored = black bold
'none' turns off all effects:
status.clean = none status.copied = none
qseries can be customized in a similar way:
qseries.applied = blue bold underline qseries.unapplied = black bold qseries.missing = red bold
as can diff, and any commands that output diffs:
diff.diffline = bold diff.extended = cyan bold diff.file_a = red bold diff.file_b = green bold diff.hunk = magenta diff.deleted = red diff.inserted = green diff.changed = white diff.trailingwhitespace = bold red_background
The default colors are a bit painful to read for me, so I modified them to the following:
[color] status.modified = magenta bold status.added = green bold status.removed = red bold status.deleted = cyan bold status.unknown = blue bold status.ignored = black bold
Mainly I removed the color backgrounds and made the info which is most important for me stand out the most:
I normally have temporary files in my dirs, so "unknown" shouldn't stand out for me (as it does in magenta), I don't know if that applies to most people.
Besides: "black bold" is in grey for me (which is good).