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    Colored Filenames?


    When I am in the shell, I notice that many filenames are different color. Where can I go to determine what the colors mean?

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    Re: Colored Filenames?

    Quote Originally Posted by chashutch
    When I am in the shell, I notice that many filenames are different color. Where can I go to determine what the colors mean?

    Thoughts?
    Hmmm, quite a good question. I usually just take the colours for granted, but this is a good link for you.

    You can decide for yourself which colours to use. I don't think there's a set standard.

    If you want to know what a file or directory really is, take this eg. You see a file called foobar.xyz Type file foobar.xyz and Bash will tell you what you have.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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