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Re: Suggestion: try ~/.dircolors

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Suggestion: try ~/.dircolors
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:14:20 +0200

Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jul 2008, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> It would both be logical, and help with testing (where one wouldn't
>>> have to change one's login script) if dircolors tried to load
>>> ~/.dircolors if no database is given and the file exists.
>> Or just put this in your start-up script:
>>  d=.dircolors
>>  test -r $d && eval "$(dircolors $d)"
> That's fine, but, as always, good default behaviour is worth a hundred
> times as much as configuration: it doesn't need a user to work it out,
> read your mailing list message, or anything else. On the other hand,
> you could improve the differential by putting the above tip in the
> dircolors documentation.

Would you like to prepare a patch that adds to doc/coreutils.texi
the sort of tip you would have liked to see?

If so, contribution guidelines are here:


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