alias ip='ip --color=auto' would enable helpful highlighting for this command
I have not seen any issues with this myself and it seems useful enough thing for such a common tool.
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I have been using this patch on all my systems for awhile now. It is completely shell agnostic, and enables coloured output if outputting to a terminal.
Just drop this at /etc/portage/patches/sys-apps/iproute2/iproute2-default-color-auto.patch and rebuild iproute2.
Hi, I'd considered that approach but didn't want to change ip from how it comes as much as I agree the default should be this way round.
The alias in system bashrc would make a nicer default in many situations, and it felt the best way to get a certain system behavior for some handbook related stuff