git diff encoding issue when running via Hyper-V

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 30 19:20:22 UTC 2015

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015, Polytropon wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:31:36 +0000, Dangling Pointer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When I run FreeBSD 10.1 or 10.2 x64 via Hyper-V on Windows 10, the
>> encoding of `git diff` command emits cluttered text (with lots of
>> "ESC[m" noise) like:
>> ESC[31m-setup_dirs()ESC[m
>> ESC[32m+ESC[mESC[32msetup_dirs2()ESC[m
>> instead of:
>> -setup_dirs()+setup_dirs2()
>> I don't know what to make of it.
> This looks like color codes...
>> Can somebody please let me know if this is a bug or do I need to
>> configure something?
> The pager (and the attached terminal emulator) should be able to
> convert those codes (Escape, [, code sequence) into something
> meaningful, usually a change of display attributes such as color,
> inverse, underlined (or whatever the terminal supports).

FWIW, less(1) supports color codes with the -R option.

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