disable colours in Emacs

To disable colouring in your current buffer, toggle font-lock-mode off with this command (my ad-hoc solution):

M-x font-lock-mode

To disable font-lock-mode “permanently” – see above!

You may still find coloured remainders – but it’s not as bad any longer.

Continued:

One day I suddenly noticed what should have been obvious from the beginning (in that environment):

$ echo $TERM
xterm-256color

Now it was clear how to disable colours effectively in a non-GUI Emacs:

$ env TERM=xterm emacs

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