I'm on a nokia n810 device, which uses
busybox instead of the usual gnu coreutils. Is there a way to get
busybox's ls to print in colour?
The current busybox version for the latest release of Diablo (43-7) is 1.6.1, which as you've seen doesn't include options for colour.
A fully coloured version of ls can be installed on the n810 from Andrey's repository.
If you don't wish to install and use this repository you can install ls-color manually by downloading and using
Then as x3ja says you can create an alias for it, although since Maemo uses Busybox your default shell is sh, so you'll have to put the alias in your
Installing bash is also easy if you so wish - bash2 can be installed from the Maemo extras repository, and bash3 is available through the gronmayer link below.
ls --color doesn't work?
I thought it was supposed to on the more recent versions.