Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Enable color support of ls - BASH

Normal "ls" does not show the file names in different color conventions. We have to add a separate option with 'ls'.

ls='ls --color=auto'

Make it a part of your ~/.bashrc in a more practical way like this:

In your .bashrc, make a entry like this:

# enable color support of ls
$ [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ] && eval "`dircolors -b`" && alias ls='ls --color=auto'

The details of TERM variable can be found here

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