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How do I get Terminal to be more colorful? In general, I prefer white on black, but it would be nice if ls and nano had color codes for easy reading. Or is that a per-application setting? I've seen colors on a few GNU/Linux distros, so I know it must be possible.

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Sure, do the following....


echo "export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad" >> .profile


then open a new terminal window and ls to your hearts content.

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Sure, do the following....


echo "export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad" >> .profile


then open a new terminal window and ls to your hearts content.
Thanks. Could you possibly point me to a guide that explains LSCOLORS so I can tweak it?

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it's included in the ls man page

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