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Old 08-06-2006, 03:47 AM   #1
sirbijan
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a bash file executing only "ls -l" doesn't produce colorful listing


Hi ppl

for some reason I wanted to run execute "llll" in shell and get "ls -l". To do that I made a script in my home/bin folder. Something like this:

Code:
echo "ls -l" > llll
chmod +x llll
And now whenever I run "llll", I get a listing like "ls -l". The only difference is that my listing isn't colorful! I mean when I run "ls -l" directly, I get colorful directories and files, but running "llll" gives me the listing, in gray!

Do you know of any remedy?

cheers,
bijan
 
Old 08-06-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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There are no aliases available in the script. You'll have to use "ls -l --color" instead.
 
Old 08-06-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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Make sure you haven't su'ed to any other user
eg.
if your account is 'john' and you will:

Code:
john$ su
passwd:
root# ls -l
then all the files whose owner is john will be displayed in b&w.
 
  


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