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Re: emacs and ls with cygwin

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: emacs and ls with cygwin
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:00:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa@Web.DE> writes:

> Am 13.04.2010 um 01:33 schrieb Oren Cheyette:
>> I'm finding that the command "ls" produces garbage output full of
>> control characters
> This is no garbage! It's ANSI Esc sequence codes to colourise GNU ls'
> output. Such switch this behaviour in ls off or use an ANSI compliant
> terminal emulation (for example via M-x term RET).
> I think since GNU Emacs 23.1 the *shell* buffer is able to "execute"
> these codes. Maybe you just need to activate this ability:
>       (ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on)

This variable was introduced, or its default value was changed, in
version 23.2 of Emacs.

It is the default now, so with last Emacs versions, no need to enable

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