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           The  program ls(1) uses the environment variable LS_COLORS to determine
           the colors in which the filenames are to be displayed.   This  environ-
           ment variable is usually set by a command like
                  eval `dircolors some_path/dir_colors`
           found  in a system default shell initialization file, like /etc/profile
           or /etc/csh.cshrc.  (See also dircolors(1).)  Usually,  the  file  used
           here  is /etc/DIR_COLORS and can be overridden by a .dir_colors file in
           one's home directory.
           This configuration file consists of several statements, one  per  line.
           Anything  right of a hash mark (#) is treated as a comment, if the hash
           mark is at the beginning of a line or  is  preceded  by  at  least  one
           whitespace.  Blank lines are ignored.
           The  global  section  of  the file consists of any statement before the
           first TERM statement.  Any statement in the global section of the  file
           is  considered valid for all terminal types.  Following the global sec-
           tion is one or more terminal-specific sections, preceded by one or more
           TERM  statements which specify the terminal types (as given by the TERM
           environment variable) the  following  declarations  apply  to.   It  is
           always possible to override a global declaration by a subsequent termi-
           nal-specific one.
           The following statements are recognized; case is insignificant:
           TERM terminal-type
                  Starts a terminal-specific section and specifies which  terminal
                  it applies to.  Multiple TERM statements can be used to create a
                  section which applies for several terminal types.
           COLOR yes|all|no|none|tty
                  (Slackware only; ignored by GNU dircolors(1).)   Specifies  that
                  colorization  should  always  be  enabled  (yes  or  all), never
                  enabled (no or none), or enabled only if the output is a  termi-
                  nal (tty).  The default is no.
           EIGHTBIT yes|no
                  (Slackware  only;  ignored by GNU dircolors(1).)  Specifies that
                  eight-bit ISO 8859 characters should be enabled by default.  For
                  compatibility  reasons,  this can also be specified as 1 for yes
                  or 0 for no.  The default is no.
           OPTIONS options
                  (Slackware only; ignored by GNU  dircolors(1).)   Adds  command-
                  line options to the default ls command line.  The options can be
                  any valid ls command-line options, and should include the  lead-
                  ing  minus sign.  Note that dircolors does not verify the valid-
                  ity of these options.
                  Synonyms: LNK, SYMLINK.
           ORPHAN color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for  an  orphaned  symbolic  link  (one
                  which points to a nonexistent file).  If this is unspecified, ls
                  will use the LINK color instead.
           MISSING color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for a missing file (a nonexistent  file
                  which nevertheless has a symbolic link pointing to it).  If this
                  is unspecified, ls will use the FILE color instead.
           FIFO color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for a FIFO (named pipe).
                  Synonym: PIPE.
           SOCK color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for a socket.
           DOOR color-sequence
                  (Supported since fileutils 4.1) Specifies the color used  for  a
                  door (Solaris 2.5 and later).
           BLK color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for a block device special file.
                  Synonym: BLOCK.
           CHR color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for a character device special file.
                  Synonym: CHAR.
           EXEC color-sequence
                  Specifies  the  color  used  for  a  file  with  the  executable
                  attribute set.
           SUID color-sequence
                  Specifies the  color  used  for  a  file  with  the  set-user-ID
                  attribute set.
                  Synonym: SETUID.
           SGID color-sequence
                  Specifies  the  color  used  for  a  file  with the set-group-ID
                  attribute set.
                  Synonym: SETGID.
           STICKY color-sequence
                  Specifies the  color  used  for  a  directory  with  the  sticky
           LEFTCODE color-sequence
                  Specifies  the left code for non-ISO 6429 terminals (see below).
                  Synonym: LEFT.
           RIGHTCODE color-sequence
                  Specifies the right code for non-ISO 6429 terminals (see below).
                  Synonym: RIGHT.
           ENDCODE color-sequence
                  Specifies the end code for non-ISO 6429 terminals (see below).
                  Synonym: END.
           *extension color-sequence
                  Specifies the color used for any file that ends in extension.
            .extension color-sequence
                  Same as *.extension.  Specifies the color used for any file that
                  ends in .extension.  Note that the period  is  included  in  the
                  extension, which makes it impossible to specify an extension not
                  starting with a period, such as ~ for emacs backup files.   This
                  form should be considered obsolete.
       ISO 6429 (ANSI) color sequences
           Most  color-capable  ASCII  terminals  today  use ISO 6429 (ANSI) color
           sequences, and many common terminals without color capability,  includ-
           ing  xterm and the widely used and cloned DEC VT100, will recognize ISO
           6429 color codes and harmlessly eliminate them from the output or  emu-
           late them.  ls uses ISO 6429 codes by default, assuming colorization is
           ISO 6429 color sequences are composed of sequences of numbers separated
           by semicolons.  The most common codes are:
                   0   to restore default color
                   1   for brighter colors
                   4   for underlined text
                   5   for flashing text
                  30   for black foreground
                  31   for red foreground
                  32   for green foreground
                  33   for yellow (or brown) foreground
                  34   for blue foreground
                  35   for purple foreground
                  36   for cyan foreground
                  37   for white (or gray) foreground
                  40   for black background
                  41   for red background
                  42   for green background
           DIR       32          Directory
           LINK      36          Symbolic link
           ORPHAN    undefined   Orphaned symbolic link
           MISSING   undefined   Missing file
           FIFO      31          Named pipe (FIFO)
           SOCK      33          Socket
           BLK       44;37       Block device
           CHR       44;37       Character device
           EXEC      35          Executable file
           A  few terminal programs do not recognize the default properly.  If all
           text gets colorized after you do a directory listing, change the NORMAL
           and  FILE  codes  to the numerical codes for your normal foreground and
           background colors.
       Other terminal types (advanced configuration)
           If you have a color-capable (or otherwise  highlighting)  terminal  (or
           printer!) which uses a different set of codes, you can still generate a
           suitable setup.  To do so, you will have to use  the  LEFTCODE,  RIGHT-
           CODE, and ENDCODE definitions.
           When  writing  out  a  filename,  ls  generates  the  following  output
           sequence: LEFTCODE typecode RIGHTCODE filename ENDCODE, where the type-
           code  is  the  color sequence that depends on the type or name of file.
           If the ENDCODE is undefined, the  sequence  LEFTCODE  NORMAL  RIGHTCODE
           will  be  used  instead.   The  purpose  of the left- and rightcodes is
           merely to reduce the amount of  typing  necessary  (and  to  hide  ugly
           escape codes away from the user).  If they are not appropriate for your
           terminal, you can eliminate them by specifying the  respective  keyword
           on a line by itself.
           NOTE:  If  the  ENDCODE  is  defined in the global section of the setup
           file, it cannot be undefined in  a  terminal-specific  section  of  the
           file.  This means any NORMAL definition will have no effect.  A differ-
           ent ENDCODE can, however, be  specified,  which  would  have  the  same
       Escape sequences
           To specify control- or blank characters in the color sequences or file-
           name  extensions,  either  C-style  \-escaped  notation  or  stty-style
           ^-notation  can  be  used.  The C-style notation includes the following
                  \a      Bell (ASCII 7)
                  \b      Backspace (ASCII 8)
                  \e      Escape (ASCII 27)
                  \f      Form feed (ASCII 12)
                  \n      Newline (ASCII 10)
                  \r      Carriage Return (ASCII 13)
                  \t      Tab (ASCII 9)
                  \v      Vertical Tab (ASCII 11)
                  System-wide configuration file.
                  Per-user configuration file.
           This page describes the dir_colors file format as used  in  the  fileu-
           tils-4.1 package; other versions may differ slightly.


           The  default  LEFTCODE and RIGHTCODE definitions, which are used by ISO
           6429 terminals are:
                  LEFTCODE    \e[
                  RIGHTCODE   m
           The default ENDCODE is undefined.


           dircolors(1), ls(1), stty(1), xterm(1)

    GNU 2013-08-09 DIR_COLORS(5)


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