Re: Activating ls colors by default
Bob Proulx wrote:
Markus Lindström wrote:
I'm trying to find a way to make bash use ls colors by default, on all
virtual consoles. It seems my ~/.bashrc has this activated, but it only
uses it on any virtual terminal I create in X.
Please be specific. What does "activated" mean? Does it mean that
you have this following alias in your ~/.bashrc file?
eval `dircolors -b`
alias ls='ls --color=auto'
Yes, that's the behavior I'm trying to obtain.
When users are created the /etc/skel directory skeletons of start-up
files are copied into the user directory. One of those is the .bashrc
file. See /etc/skel/.bashrc for the copy that was the default user
file when you created the user. See that it turns on ls --color=auto
by default. Which implies that you had color, but at some point
turned it off by editing your ~/.bashrc file.
Odd... I never touched my ~/.bashrc file, yet it's different from
/etc/skel/.bashrc, but the problem is that this file also activates ls
colors. Yet, nothing happens in the virtual consoles.
I need to identify the config file that bash uses in the virtual
consoles. Any ideas on this?