dircolors - color setup for `ls'
dircolors [-b] [--sh] [--bourne-shell] [-c] [--csh]
[--c-shell] [-p] [--print-database] [--help] [--version]
dircolors outputs a sequence of shell commands to define the
desired color output from ls (and dir, etc.). Typical
eval `dircolors [OPTION]... [FILE]`
If FILE is specified, dircolors reads it to determine which
colors to use for which file types and extensions. Other-
wise, 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 environ-
ment 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.
After execution of this command, `ls --color' (which one
might alias to ls) will list files in the desired colors.
-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.
Print the (compiled-in) default color configuration
database. This output is itself a valid configuration
file, and is fairly descriptive of the possibilities.
GNU STANDARD OPTIONS
Print a usage message on standard output and exit suc-
Print version information on standard output, then exit
-- Terminate option list.
The variables SHELL and TERM are used to find the proper
form of the shell command. The variables LANG, LC_ALL,
LC_CTYPE and LC_MESSAGES have the usual meaning. The vari-
able LS_COLORS is used to transfer information to ls.
Coloured output for ls(1) is a GNU extension.
This page describes dircolors as found in the fileutils-3.16
package; other versions may differ slightly. Mail correc-
tions and additions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
and firstname.lastname@example.org . Report bugs in the program