On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 06:53:57PM -0400, Eric d'Alibut wrote: > Last night I installed, and then removed, the ftpd and proftpd debs, > in that order. Now I cannot by hook or crook get 'ls' to behave as it > did before those ftp experiments. 'ls' now sorts strictly by filename > -- including directories -- so that the latter are "mixed in" with > regular files in the output of 'ls'. > > The last time I ran into this putting 'export LC_COLLATE=C' in .bashrc > remedied the unwanted behaviour. No such luck this time. Do 'printenv | grep LC_COLLATE' or 'locale' show the right setting? > I notice in proftpd's postinst script a 'ListOption' configuration > variable was set. Did this somehow get lodged somewhere in a system > file such that even with the purge of proftpd it is still active? I shouldn't think so, but it's not impossible (I can't see why it would change system settings, but it could have done). -- Benjamin A'Lee <email@example.com> http://subvert.org.uk/~bma/ "Now, now, dear man, this is not the time to be making enemies." - Voltaire, on his deathbed, when a priest asked him to "renounce Satan"
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