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To be able to use it everytime you boot the PC, add the aliast to your .bashrc file, for the colors, I don't know exactly what you want. If you don't want colors at all, add to the alias --color=none.
If you want to change colors, you must edit your /etc/DIR_COLORS file and put the colors you wish there for every time of archive.
Add to the alais $1 so you end up with dir="ls -al --color=always $1 | more".
Note that you have to modify the alias if you want more parameters ($2 $3 and so on).
If you plan to use multiple parameters, I suggest you to make the alias as dir="ls -al --color=always" and add the | more afterwards if needed. as ls will take all the parameters you put as they are, you don't need to specify the $1 and more. Even though I can't imagine doing an ls with more that one parameter....
I got this to work:
dir="ls -al --color=always $1"
but this will not work:
dir="ls -al --color=always $1 | more"
does anyone know how to put the "more" command in the alias itself (I don't know why I would ever want ALL the files to just scroll on by and I only see the last ones, especially in text mode where I can't scroll back up)