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color ls and OSX 10.2
Authored by: solomone on Nov 16, '02 02:51:44AM
    This worked great!

I tested it first on a dummy machine that I
use for testing and that I wasn't worried about if it blew up but this was

awesome. Mind you I use bash instead of tcsh and I added the following color
instructions to my /etc/profile


and the following instruction to my home directory .profile file
alias ls='ls -aF --color=always'
the arguments a and F are not necessary to turn on the color but without it you
will need to add --color at the end of every ls command you enter at the
command line. truly a pain in the ass if you don't add the alias to your
personal .profile file.

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color ls and OSX 10.2
Authored by: czar on Oct 11, '03 09:56:24PM
And now for something completely similar Of course, one wants to use it with the installed (default) shell, tcsh, so, I made it system wide.
cd /etc
sudo pico csh.login
You're now editing the csh.login file, this is the system wide file, I also put system wide aliases in here. add the lines:
setenv LS_COLORS "no=0:fi=36;1:di=31;1:ln=4;33:ex=33;1:*.jpg=35;1:*.jpeg=35;1:*.
alias ls "ls -aFl --color=always"
Note, the setenv LS_COLORS is all one line and ends in a double quote (") I downloaded and installed the modified ls color from earlier in the thread, then, I recalled I had already installed it so, oh well, I did twice the work :). anyways, looks kinda cool with solomon's suggestions, he did most of the work, thanks! -Scott PS Does anyone know if the more command can be made to not kill the color sequences, I've an alias as follows:
alias lsm "ls -aFl | more"
and modified it to read
alias lsm "ls -aFl --color=always | more"
I also tried it w/o the --color=always because the alias to redefine ls is right above it, same result as shown below. When I run the command, I get an icky output (here's a few lines):
ESC[0mtotal 8064
drwxr-xr-x   43 czar     admin        1462 Aug  4 14:30 ESC[31;1m.ESC[0m/
drwxr-xr-x   35 czar     admin        1190 Oct  4 22:06 ESC[31;1m..ESC[0m/
-rwxr-xr-x    1 czar     admin        6148 Aug  4 14:30 ESC[33;1m.DS_StoreESC[0m
-rw-r--r--    1 czar     admin      195126 Jun  1 13:06 ESC[35;
Is this correctable so the output comes out colored as expected? Ideas?

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