I recently found that on Mac OS X I can set this up in my shell
~/.profile so that when I use
grep it will print the matches in color (white one red).
alias grep='GREP_COLOR="1;37;41" LANG=C grep --color=auto'
But setting up an alias seems like kind of a hack way to do this. Previously I had tried with no luck:
export GREP_COLOR=always # works fine in Linux
And then I also tried:
Is there a better way to do this than setting up an alias?