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Old 02-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #16
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I found this shortly after I installed Slackware 14 (32 Bit)


I have noticed that executing ls command in "Terminal" and "Xterm" does not give me colorful output as in "Konsole".
To get colorful output in these X terminals in bash, add below lines to your ~/.bashrc file and restart X terminal.

# enable color support of ls and add handy aliases
if [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ]; then
eval "`dircolors -b`"
alias ls='ls --color=auto'
alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=long'

To enable the same function for your root shell, add above lines to /root/.bashrc file.


Color Schemes for ls command

Color File type
blue directories
red compressed archives
white text files
pink images
cyan links
yellow devices
green executables
flashing red broken links


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