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Re: Weird behaviour when entering the filename

From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: Weird behaviour when entering the filename
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:36:30 +0100


On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 7:28 PM, yary <address@hidden> wrote:
> FYI, I did some searching about busybox's "ls" and coloring, and it
> seems like a known controversy/"shortcoming"- excerpted from a 2005
> mailing list thread-
>  >  > > I'd like to turn off the color with an environment variable
> [...] but I can't.
> ...
>  > i also think that along with this, the default coloring behavior
>  > should change from "auto" to "off".  this would make the behavior
>  > symmetric with that of the -F adornments:  i.e., only there when
>  > you ask.

Well, making the busybox version output colorized by default sounds
very strange for a tool which targets small embedded systems.

> gnu "ls" uses the "--color" option as well, that's where busybox's
> came from, so adding support for customizing that in tramp wouldn't be
> completely irresponsible. As a BSD'er myself, it would be a waste for
> me, but I'll live.

Well if Tramp could figure out if '--color' is supported (that doesn't
sound impossible), it would be better to let it sort this and let the
user alone.


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