how to get terminal colors?

Steven Stimpson steven2 at
Fri Aug 30 08:41:04 PDT 2002

Jens Gutzeit wrote:

> Am Mon, 26 Aug 2002 20:53:04 +0200
> Jens Gutzeit <jensemann at> schrieb:
>> Hi
>> This is a feature of ls, see man ls for detailed information. You have
>> to create an aliase like alias ls -> ls --color=always in your shell
> Oops, the syntax is alias ls='ls --color=always'
> and not alias ls -> ls --color=always
> Sorry.
> best regards
> Jens
i tried alias ls --color=always and i also tried alias ls --"color-always" 
and neither worked it accepts the commands okay as there are no errors but 
do i need the quotes?

I have also noticed that other programs that are supposed to use color are 
not using it am i having an ncurses problem?

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