Customizing your Text Colors on the Linux Command Line


If you spend much time on the Linux command line (and you probably wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t), you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the ls command displays your files in a number of different colors. You’ve probably also come to recognize some of the distinctions — directories appearing in one color, executable files in another, etc.

How that all happens and what options are available for you to change the color assignments might not be so obvious.

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