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When I run a listing of dirs, the listing comes out lime green, how to I reset this color to black. I don't need a color coded scheme to navigate thru my system, and yikes! lime green as a default color!!! At the console, I can run setterm -background black -foreground white but it is not set permanently and when I run startx those colors are not ported to the kde gui. Am I suppose to tweak a file under /usr/share/terminfo? Any clues!
ahh ls. right... helpful if you say that to start with... green is always used, and it's handy having the colour coding for files. but run "alias" and you should see an entry for ls = ls -F --color=auto or something, which is usually defined in the /etc/profile.d/ls_color.sh or something like that. removing that alias, or editing it to remove the --color option will stop it being in color by default. you can always edit the /etc/DIR_COLORS file to make single color changes
OK. One more question. To override system settings, I've copied the DIR_COLORS to the user's home dir /.dir_colors and set COLOR none, so to shutoff colorization. I ensured ownership of .dir_colors is correct. How come I'm still seeing colors?