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Bug 77831 - colors not handled right in screen because of missing file
Summary: colors not handled right in screen because of missing file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-14 07:19 UTC by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-03 03:37:09 UTC

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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-11-14 07:19:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021017

Description of problem:
/etc/profile.d/ checks $TERM and looks for /etc/DIR_COLOR.$TERM  This
makes colors work right in terminal programs that have their $TERM set to xterm.
I today switched to a setup where my terminals are automatically run with screen
on top of zsh so that I can use "ctrl-a d" to push something into the background
and not have to worry about it going away if X crashes. This is especially nice
with downloads/uploads. So my $TERM is constantly set to screen instead of
xterm. This results in sub-optimal ls colors. As a workaround I have used cd
/etc ; ln -s DIR_COLORS.xterm DIR_COLORS.screen

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. screen
2. ls


Actual Results:  Colors work, but aren't correctly set, so things like archive
files aren't red.

Expected Results:  Proper colors for all file types.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-11-14 09:17:24 UTC
Perhaps a better solution is to add a line to /etc/DIR_COLORS, rather than make
a new file.

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