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Re: Request for help getting coreutils dircolors to work with the ls com

From: Dragan Simic
Subject: Re: Request for help getting coreutils dircolors to work with the ls command
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2023 19:43:42 +0200

On 2023-09-09 17:52, Stephen Ferris wrote:
I am on macOS Ventura. The shell I’m using is zsh. I have the
.dircolors database in my home folder (~/.dircolors). I downloaded
coreutils using Homebrew. I am also using oh-my-zsh with the aliases
plugin, which includes aliases for the ls command.

I have, I think, carefully read Section "10.4 dircolors: Color setup
for ls” in the online coreutils documentation and attempted to follow
the directions there to get LS_COLORS to work in my environment, but
without success. These are the lines I have in my ~/zprofile file. I
have not placed them in my .zshrc file.

export PATH="/opt/homebrew/opt/coreutils/libexec/gnubin:${PATH}"
export MANPATH="/opt/homebrew/opt/coreutils/libexec/gnuman:${MANPATH}"
export CLICOLOR=1
ls --color=always
eval "$(dircolors --bourne-shell ~/.dircolors)"
test -r $d && eval "$(dircolors $d)”

I have tried most of the options in the eval command, but none of them
seems to work for me.

I would greatly appreciate if you could spot anything I am doing
incorrectly or advise me other things I should be doing. Thank you.

Hmm, that's a bit strange issue. I have "alias ls='ls -laFvh --color=auto'" in my ~/.bashrc on Linux, and I have $LS_COLORS defined directly in my ~/.bashrc as well, instead of using ~/.dircolors separately, just because I wanted to have everything in a single file, plus I have some customizations applied to the $LS_COLORS contents.

Perhaps you could also try a similar setup, just to see would it work as expected in your environment.

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