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Re: customizing dircolors doesn't take effect in emacs shell

From: Yuan Luo
Subject: Re: customizing dircolors doesn't take effect in emacs shell
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:34:35 -0500

I found the solution:
adding a line TERM=dumb in the ~/.dircolors file did the trick, as emacs inferior mode shell type is dumb.

Thanks for all the help getting me close to the answer!


On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Peter Dyballa <> wrote:

Am 9.1.2012 um 17:43 schrieb Yuan Luo:

> All aliases in ~/.bashrc are listed in emacs shells.
> I already had have ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on set.
> execution of ls traces to /bin/ls

Does it work when you use

       /bin/ls --color=auto /bin
       /bin/ls --color /bin

manually and directly?

My manual page explains:

       With --color=auto, ls emits color codes only when standard output is connected to a terminal. The LS_COLORS environment variable can change the settings. Use the dircolors command to set it.

There is a chance that LS_COLORS hinders ls, it's also possible that in *shell* buffer standard output is not connected to a terminal. The latter seems to be true for me on Mac OS X (10.6.8, Snow Leopard). So by omitting the "=auto" should make your aliases work.



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