how to get terminal colors?

DJ Lucas dj_me at
Mon Aug 26 14:42:16 PDT 2002

Archaic wrote:
> Don't use --color=always. It will pass the ascii color codes to a bash
> shell. Use --color=auto. For example, type:
> ls --color=always >tempfile &&
> vi tempfile
> and you'll see what I mean.

This is the way I handle it...but has anyone figured out how to change the
colors by file extention (like redhat, mandrake, and the various other RH
based distros)?


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