ls -l shows mounts with a green block of colour round them
I have what I thought was an easy question to answer but I've been searching forums and googling for about an hour now to no avail!
On a CentOS 5 server that is acting as a disaster recovery server, I have several other file systems mounted to it (2 x NFS 6 x CIFS) under /mnt/drmounts
After mounting up the filesystems and doing an ls -l /mnt/drmounts, 7 of the mounts (all 6 CIFS and 1 NFS) show up with a green block of colour round them.
Everything seems to work ok, but I would like to know what the green block of colour signifies as one of the mounts doesn't have it?!
Enter this at the command line, and all will be revealed.
It's taken me about 3 hours to work this out as well - there's nothing helpful in the manpage.
It appears that the green background signifies a directory that is "other-writable" (it's denoted ow by dircolor)
I don't know if this will help you, but commenting out or removing entries in your DIR_COLORS entries will not disable them. Instead, it causes them to fall back to a default. In most cases, this default is fine, but in the case of other-writable directories(at least in CentOS) it is a hideous blue text with green highlighting/background. To fix this, I think I changed the values of the STICKY_OTHER_WRITABLE, OTHER_WRITABLE, and STICKY to a less obnoxious value rather than delete/comment them out.
I think I'll be the terminator
Interestingly, on encountering this problem as the post owner did, I did some reserach on the man page of it and as a reward I found something like "For details on the format of these files, run 'dircolors --print-database'."
When I execute "dircolors --print-database|less", I found this:
STICKY_OTHER_WRITABLE 30;42 # dir that is sticky and other-writable (+t,o+w)
OTHER_WRITABLE 34;42 # dir that is other-writable (o+w) and not sticky
STICKY 37;44 # dir with the sticky bit set (+t) and not other-writable
# This is for files with execute permission:
So everything is clear now!:cool:
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