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Re: dircolors NEWS

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: dircolors NEWS
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:16:55 +0200

Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.

I don't feel strongly about this either way.

> 2005-10-13  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>  (tiny change)
>       * NEWS: Document dircolors change of 2005-09-05.


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