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authorRené Scharfe <>2014-10-27 18:23:05 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-10-28 17:33:50 (GMT)
commit79a77109d3d0d364910ff7fa8c605c554dc4c3e0 (patch)
treec83513d1fdb135cad73d3865e30541f25084a540 /Documentation
parenteeff891ac756fd97a05476446f15269b714ce4cc (diff)
grep: add color.grep.matchcontext and color.grep.matchselected
The config option color.grep.match can be used to specify the highlighting color for matching strings. Add the options matchContext and matchSelected to allow different colors to be specified for matching strings in the context vs. in selected lines. This is similar to the ms and mc specifiers in GNU grep's environment variable GREP_COLORS. Tests are from Zoltan Klinger's earlier attempt to solve the same issue in a different way. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index ab26963..aa881fc 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -860,7 +860,11 @@ color.grep.<slot>::
line number prefix (when using `-n`)
- matching text
+ matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
+ matching text in context lines
+ matching text in selected lines
non-matching text in selected lines