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Old 09-22-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
seattleweb
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Color Gone in PuTTY


I have a small problem: after updating Ubuntu, when I PuTTY into the machine, my colors have disappeared (i.e. red for gzip, green for scripts, blue for directories)... instead now, I have only Black/White.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? (Google has not been my friend on the issue)
 
Old 09-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Do you have colors when using an xterm on console?

I suggest the reason is the following: the colors are not directly related to putty but to the 'ls' command. Try 'ls --color=auto' at putty. If this works, add the lines like
Code:
    alias ll='ls -l --color=auto'
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
to your .bashrc file

Best,
Ott
 
Old 09-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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Do you have colors when using an xterm on console?

I suggest the reason is the following: the colors are not directly related to putty but to the 'ls' command. Try 'ls --color=auto' at putty. If this works, add the lines like
Code:
    alias ll='ls -l --color=auto'
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
to your .bashrc file

Best,
Ott
Thank you.. that worked! Unfortunately my gzip files are still white and not red
 
  


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