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 --- Michael B Allen <mba2000@ioplex.com> wrote: 
> Would anyone happen to know why?

eval `dircolors -b`

has always been what has worked for me:

[n6tadam@station n6tadam]$ unset LS_COLORS
[n6tadam@station n6tadam]$ eval $(dircolors -b)
[n6tadam@station n6tadam]$ echo $LS_COLORS 

[..output snipped..]

You can uncomment the use of "eval `dircolors -b`" in ~/.bashrc

-- Thomas Adam

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