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Re: Terminal Color-Coding




On Sun, 1 Jul 2018, davidson wrote:

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018, davidson wrote:

On Sat, 30 Jun 2018, Josh W. wrote:

Hi, I was working in my Terminal cleaning up my files and folders
when i needed a second terminal. When i opened it up the
Color-Coding that was visible in my current terminal, was plain
grey and black. I restart my computer hoping that it would be a
quick fix, but no luck. So i tried tuning the setting, and that
was a bust as well. I restart my Computer and it remains the same,
the color coding is gone. I remember a while back there was a way
to set the color coding, say i was running as root and wanted to
have the Coding running so i could tell directories form
executable and such. Could anybody help w/ this?? It would be
greatly appreciated!

Joshua <joshw8104@xxxxxxxxx>


I am curious whether you "cleaned up" your ~/.bashrc file.

What is the output for this?

$ cat ~/.bashrc

In case you don't have a ~/.bashrc any more (due to overly thorough
cleaning), one of the first symptoms you might notice is the loss of
the pretty dircolors in ls output.

So. If in fact you get this sad result...

$ cat ~/.bashrc
cat: .bashrc: No such file or directory

... then it is easy to fix. Just copy a new ~/.bashrc file into your
home directory from /etc/skel, like so:

$ cp -n /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/

Either way, do keep us informed of your progress, or lack thereof.

Threading off-list reply from OP back to debian-user:

On Mon, 2 Jul 2018, Josh W. wrote (off-list to davidson):

Hello,
That was exactly what i needed to hear. I had put all "bash*" into a
folder inside of $HOME and it was not reading it right. When i went
to find it i remembered that i had done that. I relocated them to
the proper place and Bam, back in action. My terminal is back to
Color-Coded! Thanks a million.  God Bless.

Cool. Good to hear good news.