Debian Color-ls Command?
This may be one for the Debian FAQ--apologies in advance if you've been
there before--but I haven't seen an answer to it yet.
I switched from Slackware (2.3) to Debian just a couple of days ago, and
can't seem to get color (that's *colour* here in the UK) listings by
default. Simply typing "ls" gives me the standard white on black, but I'd
really like to be able to distinguish at a glance between files and
directories etc. Using the "color-ls -o" command is the only way I can
achieve this, and even then the colors are ugly defaults, ignoring the
settings in /etc/DIR_COLORS. (These dircolors settings are displayed
verbosely on log in, by the way.)
So far I've installed the base package, basic TCP/networking, GCC and so
on, ane everything's gone without a hitch. Checking the package details in
Dselect, it doesn't seem that color-ls is dependent on anything I haven't
I may be overlooking something obvious, but are there any settings/files I
need to edit to get what I want? Color's the only thing I'm missing since
switching from Slackware. In everything else, I'm delighted.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.