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FS#1839 - No dircolors

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Lukas Sabota (punkrockguy318) - Friday, 26 November 2004, 01:12 GMT
Last edited by arjan timmerman (blaasvis) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:14 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Current
Status Closed
Assigned To Judd Vinet (judd)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7 Wombat
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


In most linux distributions, /etc/profile will set the LS_COLORS using dir_colors. Arch does not do this. The default place for colours are /etc/DIR_COLORS and ~/.dir_colors. To make Arch look for these files, something similar to this would need to be added to /etc/profile:

eval `dircolors /etc/DIR_COLORS`
eval `dircolors ~/.dir_colors

Tests to see if the file is there must be added, I'll leave that up to you.
Thank you!
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Closed by  arjan timmerman (blaasvis)
Thursday, 23 March 2006, 07:47 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  i look @ the DIR_COLORS and my console and it works now.
Comment by Raven Morris (Samus_Aran) - Friday, 28 January 2005, 02:55 GMT
I agree that this is missing. I had to manually add this.
Comment by Simo Leone (neotuli) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:13 GMT
Welcome to Arch -- not a bug
Comment by Damir Perisa (damir.perisa) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:24 GMT
2005-03-06 - bug squashing day discussion:

- DIR_COLORS (attached to this bug) should go to coreutils pkg
- /etc/profile should eval ~/.dir_colors and if not existant /etc/DIR_COLORS
Comment by Jason Chu (jason) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:26 GMT
Isn't there a DIR_COLORS file distributed with coreutils?
Comment by Jason Chu (jason) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:30 GMT
i3839 is afraid the defaults will change. Please don't make him cry.
Comment by Jason Chu (jason) - Sunday, 06 March 2005, 18:38 GMT
Is it easy to figure out what should go into a DIR_COLORS?

Should we just not include a default file but have the logic?
Comment by Greg Meyer (oggb4mp3) - Wednesday, 31 August 2005, 03:45 GMT
Interestingly, dir listings are made in color even though LS_COLORS is not set. How is this accomplished?
Comment by arjan timmerman (blaasvis) - Friday, 20 January 2006, 13:54 GMT
status ?