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Old 02-16-2004, 10:36 PM   #1
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Talking Gentoo Linux - Default Bash, where to alias ls --color?

Hi all you veterans!

I have installed the default gentoo linux! its a fantastic distro

1. I want my dir colors! - Where do I configure to add in alias ls="ls --color=always"?
- I have tried /etc/skel/.bashrc -- added in the command, no difference
- I have tried /etc/conf.d/local.start -- added in, no difference.
- i'll only have it when i add into "local.start this line -- bash /etc/skel/.bashrc <== but my prompt will

2. Currently running fluxbox. When I run Aterm in StartX. how do i configure my prompt?
- how do i make it : <whatever>#
- where do i add alias ls="ls --color=always" into so it'll always start with dir colors?

3. What message is a "Specific key requires an operator"? I got it when I emerge net-analyzer/nikto-1.31

Please enlighten me!

Old 02-16-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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put it in ~username/.bash_profile

alias ls='ls -F --color=auto'
Old 02-18-2004, 10:34 PM   #3
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it works!


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