I use putty with a black background and was wondering if there was or is a way to change the colors of the dirs which are dark blue.
i noticed DIR_COLORS.xterm and DIR_COLORS
do they play this role?
It depends on the version of Linux your using, for example on Ubuntu you edit the Bash File while on others you edit the DIR_COLORS.
Step 1 - Copy the DIR_COLORS to your home folder or skip this for all accounts.
Step 2 - Edit the DIR_COLORS (If you copied it to your home folder, otherwise just vi dir_colors
Step 3 - Find
Step 4 - Replace with (Change the 33 with the color you want)
You may need to do this in the Xterm file as well, but generally that is more local.
Step 1 - Ubuntu Backup the Bash File First
Step 2 - Then nano the Bashrc File
More help for Ubuntu users can be found here.
PuTTY uses its own colour specs for emulating X terminals. It is under the Window -> Colours category in the main configuration window you get on startup. In the section 'Adjust the precise colours PuTTY displays' you can edit entries in the 'Select a colour to adjust' box. The usual directory colour, for example, is ANSI blue. I find this too dark, so I lighten it to (74,74,255).
To enable colours in a standard bash session under most distros (and certainly Debian-like things such as Ubuntu,) first test for the existence of the
You can modify
I had the same issue using PuTTY on Windows to connect to a linux box. A quick fix is to use the Saved Session feature of the PuTTY UI. From the PuTTY startup screen:
Now, when you want to connect again, you can select your Saved Session and Load it. Your colors will be preserved.
If you are connecting to the same box repeatedly, I prefer the other answers. I would rather edit a config file than use the UI. However, I have found this useful when I need to connect to a new machine only a few times.