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Old 08-29-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
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Fancy colors in shell...

A while ago I was using telnet to log on to a redhat 8 system, and the shell had colurs to define files and folders etc...

is it possible to do something similar under debian?
Old 08-29-2004, 10:12 AM   #2
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edit your ~/.bashrc file. Mine looks like this:

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.

export PS1='\h:\w\$ '
umask 022

# You may uncomment the following lines if you want `ls' to be colorized:
export LS_OPTIONS='--color=auto'
eval `dircolors`
alias ls='ls $LS_OPTIONS'
alias ll='ls $LS_OPTIONS -l'
alias l='ls $LS_OPTIONS -lA'

# Some more alias to avoid making mistakes:
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
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