/etc/ # grep -r dircolors *

Both on Kubuntu and Gentoo, check the output of:
/etc/ # grep -r dircolors *
and document what's relevant to the dircolors page.

Create new dircolors wiki page, link to it from the 'ls' page.


Change default colors

If you want to change the colours in the coloured output of ls, e.g. to get rid of the flashing red for broken symlinks1, do:

$ dircolors --print-database > ~/.dircolors

Change the following two files:


# Change the color for a broken symlink flashing red
test -r $d && eval "$(dircolors $d)"

  • 1. A symlink to a file in an un-mounted external drive will be 'broken' without it constituting an actual error.
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