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Re: a fix for color ls with wrapped lines.

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: a fix for color ls with wrapped lines.
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 22:27:11 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LSU 1167 2008-08-23)

On Tuesday 2008-12-30 21:47, Jim Meyering wrote:
>Thanks for the follow-up.
>I've just tried to reproduce the problem using the latest
>version of ls, invoked from a linux vt, then xterm, aterm and rxvt
>windows.  Each time, I did this in an empty directory:
>  seq 100|xargs touch; touch z.foo
>  env LS_COLORS='*.foo=0;31;42' ls -l --color
>All I see on the last line is a red "z.foo" on a green background,
>and then the usual prompt.

You have to use a long filename (not just z.foo) that wraps in the
terminal. See the video at
http://jengelh.medozas.de/files/coreutils7ls.ogv for details.
Version used was v7.0-114-g921feef.

Standard ./configure and (slightly abridged) make, as shown.

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