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When I view files some are colored, some are highlighted (I'm unable to highlight those colors here). I'm at a loss why this is.
They were fine one day but when I looked at them recently, this is what I saw (I'm trying to recreate it here). Please note some of these are highlighted (e.g., white text with a yellow highlight background, black text with a red highlight background).
Along with this, in the same directory, are files that are "normal".
You can define highlighting by file type in /etc/DIR_COLORS. If you haven't edited that file, and if you have recently run a system update or upgrade, /etc/DIR_COLORS may have been changed to add highlighting.
Thank you for your replies, however I realized I failed to mention something else. In addition to files being highlighted or colored, please take a look at the file properties; owner, group, date, file size, etc are all off or corrupted.
I'm at a loss why this is? There are files in the same directory, and other directories that are normal. Likewise there are files that appear like this also.