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Old 05-17-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
murray_linux
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konsole colors lost when "su"


Hi again.

I've noticed that when im running Konsole in KDE the colors for different file types / folders dissapear when I su to root. After su'ing, every filetype, folder is displayed using the same color. When I exit out of the su, it returns to the normal color.

Is this normal? What is the logic behind that? I guess more importantly, how do I get the cool colors back as root?

Thanks!

Murray
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
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Perhaps you just haven't set LS_COLORS - is the output of:
export | grep LS

The same under both users?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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I have a similar problem.

When I'm using bash and logged in under 'john' I get colors, but when I su to root I lose them. When I just log in as root I get colors
 
Old 05-17-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
Perhaps you just haven't set LS_COLORS - is the output of:
export | grep LS

The same under both users?
I get this after su from john

Code:
root@johnp:/etc# export | grep LS
declare -x LS_COLORS="no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;0
1:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;32:*.cmd=01;32:*.exe=01;32:*.com=01;32:*.btm=01;
32:*.bat=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip
=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.jpg=
01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.
tif=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.mov=01;35:"
declare -x LS_OPTIONS=" --color=auto -F -b -T 0"
this when logged in as john
Code:
john@johnp:/etc$ export | grep LS
declare -x HUSHLOGIN="FALSE"
declare -x LS_COLORS="no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;32:*.cmd=01;32:*.exe=01;32:*.com=01;32:*.btm=01;32:*.bat=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.mov=01;35:"
declare -x LS_OPTIONS=" --color=auto -F -b -T 0"

this when logging in as rooot

Code:
root@johnp:/etc# export | grep LS
declare -x LS_COLORS="no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;0\
declare -x LS_OPTIONS=" --color=auto -F -b -T 0"
uh what do I need to do again?

Last edited by johnp; 05-17-2004 at 08:00 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:49 PM   #5
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What I've done to get a consistent look when su'ing is to source the /etc/profile file as the very first command in a user's and root's ~/,bashrc file.............So the very first command is:
Code:
source /etc/profile
This way, all the global, or system-wide environment for everyone is placed in the /etc/profle file..............If I want to customize something for a specific user or root, then it goes into that user's ~/.bashrc file.................Also, whenever you su to root or another user, the .bashrc file in that user's home directory gets read, which then rereads /etc/profile because of the 'source' command...........
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:34 PM   #6
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There's a big difference using "su" as opposed to "su -" --- the latter will receive all of the purdy colors from the root login (as well as other aliases you've set up), whereas the former is merely a little quickie step into rootville and so doesn't.

-- Poetics
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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see also
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...100#post941100
and copy your ~/.DIR_COLORS to the root home...
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:33 PM   #8
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Add this line to your root .bashrc:

alias ls='ls --colors=auto -hF'
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #9
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Re: konsole colors lost when "su"

Quote:
Originally posted by murray_linux colors for different file types / folders dissapear when I su to root.
Personally, I like this behavior because there's no mistaking that this konsole instance has been su'ed to root.

Lyle

p.s. This is the widest thread I've ever seen.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 08:41 PM   #10
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Suggestion created strange behavior

I added "source /etc/profile" and "source ~/.bashrc" to the .bashrc file in /root and now Slackware's sayings are all scrolling down the screen when I try to su to root.

I can probably just delet /root/.bashrc and start over, but what caused this?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 10:47 PM   #11
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Re: Suggestion created strange behavior

Quote:
Originally posted by mooreted
I added "source /etc/profile" and "source ~/.bashrc" to the .bashrc file in /root and now Slackware's sayings are all scrolling down the screen when I try to su to root.

I can probably just delet /root/.bashrc and start over, but what caused this?
you sourced .bashrc in .bashrc? I've never tried that, but as a wild guess that's part of the problem it seems that you might be in a loop, sourcing /etc/profile and .bashrc

slackware sayings? I guess you mean the BSD fortunes? if so, they are called from /etc/profile, which has this section by default:

Quote:
# Append any additional sh scripts found in /etc/profile.d/:
for file in /etc/profile.d/*.sh ; do
if [ -x $file ]; then
. $file
fi
done
try taking the source ~/.bashrc out of .bashrc

Last edited by Genesee; 12-09-2004 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 10:22 AM   #12
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Thanks, that makes sense.
 
  


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