Sep 282017

There is one thing I hate on my NAS4Free server – dark blue color when listing directories using ls command. It is simply an awful choice.

From Linux I knew about LS_COLORS variable and its configuration. However, NAS4Free is not Linux. And while similarities are plentiful, some things are simply not working the same.

Fortunately, one can always consult man page and see FreeBSD uses LSCOLORS variable with wildly different configuration. Curious can look at full configuration but suffice to say I was happy with just changing directory entry from blue (e) to bright blue (E).

To do this in my .bashrc I added:

export LSCOLORS="Exfxcxdxbxegedabagacad"

PS: How to preserve .bashrc over reboots is exercise left to reader because it depends on your system. Suffice to say is that either ZFS mount point or simply appending in postinit script work equally well.

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