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Old 09-10-2001, 01:34 AM   #1
JapKraut
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getting permanent color for ls?


Just wondering how I can get ls to always show color without me typing the switch. I tried editing my .bashrc with --color=always and I also tried --color=yes and --color=tty Nothing seems to work.
 
Old 09-11-2001, 01:23 AM   #2
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A simple alias ls 'ls --color=tty' line in the .bashrc file should work. I did that and it works fine. But then I use tcsh instead of bash (I edited .tcshrc instead of .bashrc ). I don't see how that would make any difference.

I hope that's helpful.




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Old 09-11-2001, 04:50 PM   #3
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thanks, but...

I appreciate the advice, but it doesn't seem to work; I'm not sure where the problem is. I tried adding

alias ls 'ls --color=tty'

as well as

alias ls='ls --color=tty'

to .bashrc; neither of these seem to make any difference.

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 09-12-2001, 10:47 AM   #4
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What is your TERM environment set to? if its something like VT100 - a non-colour terminal then you'll never get colour nomatter what options you use! Run env | grep TERM to list it... Just a thought...

Jamie...
 
Old 09-12-2001, 11:42 AM   #5
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well...

Typing env |grep TERM
only produces:

TERM=linux

Besides that, my monitor doesn't have any difficulty displaying color with ls. I just can't fathom why the changes to my .bashrc won't take effect.
 
Old 09-12-2001, 05:10 PM   #6
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Put the line alias ls='ls --color=tty' in .bash_profile instead. That worked when I tried using the bash shell.

Is .bashrc even sourced? I don't usually use bash, but I tried it and it wasn't executing anything from .bashrc.

I put an echo blah line in .bashrc and it didn't show up when I logged in. It showed up fine (and the color alias worked) when I typed source .bashrc after loggin in. It also showed up when I typed bash to run another bash shell inside the original.

The .bash_profile file is sourced for sure, though.
 
Old 09-13-2001, 03:18 AM   #7
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Just try alias ls='ls --color' or alias ls='ls --color=always' and see what happens.

Last edited by linuxcool; 09-13-2001 at 03:20 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2001, 10:43 AM   #8
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I just sourced .bashrc, and everything works fine! Thanks, elconde.
 
  


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