dircolors(1) — Linux manual page


DIRCOLORS(1)                  User Commands                 DIRCOLORS(1)

NAME         top

       dircolors - color setup for ls

SYNOPSIS         top

       dircolors [OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Output commands to set the LS_COLORS environment variable.

   Determine format of output:
       -b, --sh, --bourne-shell
              output Bourne shell code to set LS_COLORS

       -c, --csh, --c-shell
              output C shell code to set LS_COLORS

       -p, --print-database
              output defaults

              output fully escaped colors for display

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       If FILE is specified, read it to determine which colors to use
       for which file types and extensions.  Otherwise, a precompiled
       database is used.  For details on the format of these files, run
       'dircolors --print-database'.

AUTHOR         top

       Written by H. Peter Anvin.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute
       it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       Full documentation
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dircolors invocation'

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GNU coreutils 9.3              April 2023                   DIRCOLORS(1)

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