changing file attribute colors
Once, long ago when I used other distributions, I used to have
problems with dangleing symlinks. To help in locating those
buggers I changed my copy of .dircolors to allow them to be shown
in blinking red.
Well today I ran into an Orphan symlink problem. So I proceded to
modify my .dircolors file, ran 'dircolors --bourne-shell ~/.dircolors'
to apply the changes, and did the 'ls -l' again. No change. Humm.
Rather then run to the list for help, I did what most 'old' time users
do, I went to Google and the Debian User archives, to find the answer.
Found lots of answers as to why ls didn't show colors, and one
question, like mine about orphaned sysmlinks, but no answer to that
question. Then went to the bug list and didn't find any bugs open
(or chosed) regarding dircolors. So, now its time to ask the list.
Has anyone been able, or know how, to change colors and attributes
in the .dircolors file, and get them to work? I get then changed OK
as shown by 'dircolors --bourne-shell ~/.dircolors' output shows that
or=05;32;47 (which I believe is the orphan entry). That should have
the orphan syslink blink green on blue. It didn't work as it still
shows up as red on black. I have tried different combination of colors
and attributes and it doesn't change anything.
Man dircolors says:
If FILE is specified, read it to determine which colors to
use for which file types and extensions. Otherwise, a
precompiled database is used. For details on the format
of these files, run `dircolors --print-database'.
Anyone know where I have screwed up or has Potato gone to a different
method and I just haven't caught up yet?
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