Originally Posted by normanlinux
This is common on Linux systems as, while we like (and are used to) the colour coding on our terminals the escape sequences used would screw up the following processes if used in a pipe or redirected to a file.
Thank you, but I don't understand why colour coding on terminals may screw up the processes?!
When we execute "ls", depending on what we have on the list their colours are different. But what does it have to do with escapes?