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Add colors to directories, files, etc in the bash console.

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How do I add colors to directories, files, etc in the bash console?


Easy. Add the following code to the .bashrc file located in your home directory:


alias ls='ls --color'

alias sl='ls --color'


An example of my .bashrc file with the above code added:


/usr/games/fortune homer

alias ls='ls --color'

alias sl='ls --color'

export PS1="[e[36;1m]u[e[32;1m]w >[e[0m]"


My example loads a Homer fortune, plus a nice, simple prompt with all the different colors for directories, images, links, etc.

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