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Old 06-04-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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bash diretory color


This is not a really huge question I am just annoyed by the dark blue directory color in my bash shell and want to change it. I use a black background so it is dificult to read the blue. Is this possible? and if it is how do I do it?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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Use the LS_COLORS environment variable
man dircolors
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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sorry you lost me a little in that, still fairly new to linux and not really sure what you mean. could you explain a little more?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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I looked in my linux in a nutshell book and found the command dircolors, but what do i put in the file it talks about? and if i make a file called newDirColors do i just run the command like so:

%dircolors newDirColors
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:23 AM   #5
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OK, bash doesn't paint your directories in colors. It's the ls command that paints them.
The ls command uses some terminal codes to tell it to display the directory in blue.
The terminal codes are taken from the LS_COLORS environment variable.
try echo $LS_COLORS and you will see what I mean.
in LS_COLORS, there is a 'di=something', di is for directories and something is the code for your terminal to print in blue. The TERM environment variable tells you which terminal you are using.
Here are the codes for the xterm compatible terminals:
http://www.frexx.de/xterm-256-notes/
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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I found this page on the subject. Any good?

http://linux-sxs.org/housekeeping/lscolors.html
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:28 AM   #7
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Thank you,

I also found
http://linux-sxs.org/housekeeping/lscolors.html

at this link there is a good explanation on how to do it in your .bashrc file.

Thanks again guys for some reason I just could not figure this one out.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 05:32 AM   #8
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U can edit /ets/DIR_COLOURS accordingly
 
  


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