dircolors

Color setup for `ls', outputs a sequence of shell commands to set up the terminal for color output from `ls' (and `dir', etc.).

Syntax

      eval `dircolors [options]... [file]`

If FILE is specified, `dircolors' reads it to determine which colors to use for which file types and extensions. Otherwise, a precompiled
database is used. For details on the format of these files, run `dircolors --print-database'.

The output is a shell command to set the `LS_COLORS' environment variable. You can specify the shell syntax to use on the command line, or `dircolors' will guess it from the value of the `SHELL' environment variable.

Options 

 -b
 --sh
 --bourne-shell
     Output Bourne shell commands.  This is the default if the `SHELL'
     environment variable is set and does not end with `csh' or `tcsh'.

 -c 
 --csh
 --c-shell
     Output C shell commands.  This is the default if `SHELL' ends with
     `csh' or `tcsh'.

 -p
 --print-database
     Print the (compiled-in) default color configuration database.  This
     output is itself a valid configuration file, and is fairly
     descriptive of the possibilities.

"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days" ~ John Burroughs

Related:

ls - List information about FILEs
Equivalent Windows command: COLOR - Change colour of the CMD window


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