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Re: dircolors NEWS [Was: coreutils-5.90 released]

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: dircolors NEWS [Was: coreutils-5.90 released]
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 06:58:25 -0600
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According to Eric Blake on 10/3/2005 10:00 AM:
> There is no mention in NEWS about the additional colorization now available 
> in 
> ls and dircolors.  This needs to be fixed, because it has user-visible 
> consequences:  I was surprised when my color highlighting of other-writable 
> directories changed, even though my file parsed by dircolors had not.  I 
> tracked it back to this change:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2005-09/msg00023.html
> I wonder if ls should be providing default colors for file types that are not 
> specified in the LS_COLORS environment variable.  For example, since my 
> dircolors file was not edited in the course of my upgrade to 5.90, dircolors 
> never sees the OWR keyword, and LS_COLORS does not have an ow= entry.  Yet, 
> ls 
> currently initializes ALL of its categories with defaults, then reads 
> and only overrides the categories specified in LS_COLORS.  Perhaps when 
> LS_COLORS is specified, ls should not pre-initialize any of its categories, 
> so 
> that the only colors are those specified by LS_COLORS and not by ls's 
> defaults.

2005-10-13  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>  (tiny change)

        * NEWS: Document dircolors change of 2005-09-05.

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Index: NEWS
RCS file: /cvsroot/coreutils/coreutils/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.319
diff -u -p -r1.319 NEWS
--- NEWS        1 Oct 2005 09:50:09 -0000       1.319
+++ NEWS        13 Oct 2005 12:57:44 -0000
@@ -203,6 +203,10 @@ GNU coreutils NEWS                      
   dd has new iflag= and oflag= flags "binary" and "text", which have an
   effect only on nonstandard platforms that distinguish text from binary I/O.
+  dircolors now supports SETUID, SETGID, STICKY_OTHER_WRITABLE,
+  OTHER_WRITABLE, and STICKY, with ls providing default colors for these
+  categories if not specified by dircolors.
   du accepts new options: --time[=TYPE] and --time-style=STYLE
   join now supports a NUL field separator, e.g., "join -t '\0'".

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