dircolors

color setup for ls

TLDR

Output commands to set LS_COLOR using default colors

$ dircolors
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Output commands to set LS_COLOR using colors from a file

$ dircolors [file]
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Output commands for Bourne shell

$ dircolors --bourne-shell
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Output commands for C shell

$ dircolors --c-shell
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View the default colors for file types and extensions

$ dircolors --print-data
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SYNOPSIS

dircolors [OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION

Output commands to set the LS_COLORS environment variable.

Determine format of output:

-b, --sh, --bourne-shell

output Bourne shell code to set LS_COLORS

-c, --csh, --c-shell

output C shell code to set LS_COLORS

-p, --print-database

output defaults

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

If FILE is specified, read 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'.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dircolors> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dircolors invocation'

AUTHOR

Written by H. Peter Anvin.

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