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#1 2011-09-06 21:55:34

arch_is_awesome
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No color output with ls command!

Does anybody know what to put in your .bashrc to get color with ls like other Linux distributions e.g. Gentoo? Thanks!

Last edited by arch_is_awesome (2011-09-06 22:09:45)


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#2 2011-09-06 21:59:10

jaco
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Re: No color output with ls command!

alias ls='ls --color=auto'

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#3 2011-09-06 22:06:20

karol
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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome, I suggest you check the manpage before posting.

Not sure if aliasing it to 'ls' is the best choice.

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#4 2011-09-06 22:15:02

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Re: No color output with ls command!

jaco wrote:
alias ls='ls --color=auto'

Doesn't work! I want colored text like when I first setup Arch Linux and made my user account! Not blue highlights over regular white text!


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#5 2011-09-06 22:16:49

karol
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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome wrote:
jaco wrote:
alias ls='ls --color=auto'

Doesn't work! I want colored text like when I first setup Arch Linux and made my user account! Not blue highlights over regular white text!

You want colored prompt?

The colors depend on what exactly you're listing: directories, files, executable files, names pipes etc.

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#6 2011-09-06 22:21:15

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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome wrote:
jaco wrote:
alias ls='ls --color=auto'

Doesn't work! I want colored text like when I first setup Arch Linux and made my user account! Not blue highlights over regular white text!

...and I want it NOW!!!

Good luck with your demands.

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#7 2011-09-06 22:22:47

karol
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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome, could you post a screenshot? I have no idea what are you talking about so I can't help you.

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#8 2011-09-06 22:28:59

jaco
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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome wrote:

Doesn't work! I want colored text like when I first setup Arch Linux and made my user account! Not blue highlights over regular white text!

You've mentionned Gentoo: as far as i know, i gave you the alias used by this distribution (but may be its colors are differents).

The colors depend on the file type (here, blue for directories, white for regular files, cyan for links, etc.)

As mentionned before, i suggest you read the ls(1) manpage, searching for the --color option

You may also read dircolors(1) manpage

(BTW, avoid the ! sign... it's rather non friendly)

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#9 2011-09-06 23:10:40

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Re: No color output with ls command!

How do I post a screenshot? Yes, if I can figure it out, I will post a screenshot. smile


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#10 2011-09-06 23:14:05

karol
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Re: No color output with ls command!

arch_is_awesome wrote:

How do I post a screenshot? Yes, if I can figure it out, I will post a screenshot. smile

You make a photo / screenshot and use https://bbs.archlinux.org/help.php#bbcode
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … s_and_Code

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