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I'm a Centos user and have just started my first Debian install. In Centos the ls command lists output in color to indicate whether an item is a file, directory, symlink and if a file/directory is world-writable.

Here's an example...

Centos directory listing in color

How can I enable this color display in Debian? Thanks

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alias ls='ls --color=auto'

Put it in your .bashrc

Or if you prefer create a file in your profile named .bash_aliases and put there your alias (by default in debian's .bashrc that gets sourced)

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Thanks - that worked! –  Xoundboy Sep 24 '11 at 18:08
@Xoundboy If it worked, mark it as an answer –  Wesley Sep 24 '11 at 18:56
I tried before but it said I couldn't mark it as an answer for another 8 minutes! I only just got chance to come back –  Xoundboy Sep 24 '11 at 20:12

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