Listings Question About Ping

jdow jdow at
Fri Dec 23 02:22:54 UTC 2011

On 2011/12/22 17:22, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
> On 12/22/2011 5:15 PM, jdow wrote:
>>> My F14 Linux box is getting repaired so I can't test ... what is this alias
>>> changing about 'ls'? I don't remember seeing any factory-setting .bashrc that
>>> has ls aliased to ls with some options?
>> It's been standard since RedHat 5.something, at least.
>> It is in your .bashrc if you make a stock install and don't copy in a fixed
>> .bashrc.
>> {^_^}
> jdow:
> So factory setting .bashrc does have it aliased to something? What is it?

To be honest I forget whether it is "alias ls="ls --color"" or
"alias ls="ls --color=auto"". I suspect it's the former, at least for
root. This is one of the first things I doctor with things like:
alias dir="ls -lrt --color=auto"
alias ls="ls --color=auto"
alias la="ls --color=auto -a"
alias ll="ls -l --color=auto"
alias lla="ls -l --color=auto -A"
alias lss="ls"

and so forth.

It seems to be setup in the first account you make. Subsequent accounts seem
to be pretty barren for their .bashrc. Check (ls -a) the files in /etc/skel
for what gets put in for most new users. Now I am wondering where the
colorized stuff comes from.


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