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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?
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:
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...........
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.