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Old 04-08-2004, 02:33 PM   #1
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linux colors


my friends linux is all pretty, when he types ls he gets a color listing, i have to type ls --color even when i use ls --color=always i still only get color results once. apparently he's to 1337 to tell me
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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your shell has a variable called LS_COLORS,
type
'env'

to see if you have it set.


ex.
LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=00;34:ln=00;36i=40;33:so=00;35:bd=40;33;01
:cd=40;33;01r=01;05;37;41:mi=01;05;37;41:ex=00;32:*.cmd=00;32:*.exe=00;32:*.com=00
;32:*.btm=00;32:*.bat=00;32:*.sh=00;32:*.csh=00;32:*.tar=00;31:*.tgz=00;31:*.arj=00;31:*
.taz=00;31:*.lzh=00;31:*.zip=00;31:*.z=00;31:*.Z=00;31:*.gz=00;31:*.bz2=00;31:*.bz=00;31:
*.tz=00;31:*.rpm=00;31:*.cpio=00;31:*.jpg=00;35:*.gif=00;35:*.bmp=00;35:*.xbm=00;35:
*.xpm=00;35:*.png=00;35:*.tif=00;35:
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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just make an alias in your bashrc file
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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ok heres what i get

PWD=/
PS1=\h:\w\$
USER=root
MAIL=/var/mail/root
SSH_CLIENT=192.168.0.2 3955 22
LOGNAME=root
SHLVL=1
SHELL=/bin/bash
HOME=/root
TERM=xterm
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11
SSH_TTY=/dev/pts/0
_=/usr/bin/env
OLDPWD=/root

now how do i edit it?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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think at the bottom of that file put

alias ls "ls --color"
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
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Code:
alias ls=ls --color=always
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:21 PM   #7
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is that just a text file i can edit?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #8
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yes, assuming you are using the bourne again shell (bash) this file would be .bash_profile
.login or .bashrc .

found by typing ls -al in your home directory.

add what the other posters had said to this file. and relogin.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:35 PM   #9
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Cool, thanks guys it was the .bashrc file in the root and all the color coding was just commented out
 
  


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