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


      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.


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

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

     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 linux commands

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

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