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Re: bash ls in color

On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 09:02:08PM -0700, Dale Morris wrote:
> > what do I enter to get bash to default to showing files in color. I
> > know I have to edit the /etc/bash.bashrc file, but don't remember the
> > command to enter.
> you should instead edit your own userid's ~/.bashrc and add the
> following:
> export LS_OPTIONS='--color=auto'
> eval `dircolors`
> alias ls='ls $LS_OPTIONS'

To actually define colors   dircolors --help
Create the file  dircolors -p  >  ls_colors.file
choose colors for type and suffixes  by editing ls_colors.file

eval `dircolors  ls_colors.file`

> you can add that to /etc/profile or /etc/bash.bashrc if you really
> want it to be a global setting, but keep in mind not all people like
> colorized ls, so i would leave it as a user option (put it in
> /etc/skel/.bashrc as an example for new users if you like)
> -- 
> Ethan Benson
> http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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