dircolors (1)

Quick Reference

Output commands to set the LS_COLOR environment variable and style ls, dir, etc.

  • Output commands to set LS_COLOR using default colors:

dircolors

  • Output commands to set LS_COLOR using colors from a file:

dircolors {{file}}

  • Output commands for Bourne shell:

dircolors --bourne-shell

  • Output commands for C shell:

dircolors --c-shell

  • View the default colors for file types and extensions:

dircolors --print-data

NAME

dircolors - color setup for ls

SYNOPSIS

dircolors [ OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION

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
--help
display this help and exit
--version
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

Written by H. Peter Anvin.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report dircolors translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dircolors>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dircolors invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018