Re: Newbie question
On Wednesday 07 November 2001 15:31, Jason Machacek wrote:
> Is there any way to make the ls command permanently use the
> --color option?
> Jason Machacek
Usually the default install of debian already includes a bunch
of alias options in the file located at /home/you/.bashrc.
Here's what was in mine after install:
# If running interactively, then:
if [ "$PS1" ]; then
# enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
alias ls='ls --color=auto '
alias ll='ls -l'
alias la='ls -A'
alias l='ls -CF'
alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=long'
# set a fancy prompt
If you are not getting color it's probably because the beginning
of the line has a "#" in front of it. Simply delete those where
I believe the $PS1 test also addresses the issue of
non-interactive scripts parsing the output of ls as well so this
is probably just fine.