Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Sat Feb 25 21:02:00 PST 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Pierre Abbat <phma at phma.optus.nu> wrote:
> On Saturday, February 25, 2012 23:23:36 Justin Sherrill wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Pierre Abbat <phma at phma.optus.nu> wrote:
>> > Do you know where to get the dircolors program? I copied my bashrc from
>> > my
>> > Linux box and it has this code:
>> Does dircolors do something ls -G does not?
> phma at chausie:~$ dircolors -b
> LS_COLORS='no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:su=37;41:sg=30;43:tw=30;42:ow=34;42:st=37;44:ex=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.jar=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.jpeg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.pbm=01;35:*.pgm=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.tiff=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.mov=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.mpeg=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.fli=01;35:*.gl=01;35:*.dl=01;35:*.xcf=01;35:*.xwd=01;35:*.flac=01;35:*.mp3=01;35:*.mpc=01;35:*.ogg=01;35:*.wav=01;35:';
> export LS_COLORS

Dircolors outputs color settings for ls, and 'ls -G' on BSD gives you
color output, so I think you're as well off either way.  However,
there's probably some difference I'm not seeing.

You can set LS_COLORS in your .bashrc and probably get the same
effect, without having an extra program run before each 'ls'.

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