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Re: ls output with color? (Aleksey Cheusov) writes:

>On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Michael Jensen <> 
>> Another +1 to that. I hate ANSI colours in any standard command. Keep it
>> simple.

>There are people who prefer monochrome output of commands.
>Personally, I prefer coloful prompt and output of make, configure, ls and so on
>because colors helps me to do my job better. And there are people like me.

>Colors implemented *inside* of ls, make and others like GNU does
>is really stupid idea and nobody is tries to do this in NetBSD.
>So, what's the problem?

There's no problem if it -can- do color. There's only a problem if it
assumes the user terminal has a specific background color and the user
a specific acuity of vision and just does color by default. Cyan on pale
yellow, gah.

There is reasonable hope that the user-picked default text color will
be readable on the given background (even if most admins will have had
to 'rescue' a user who managed to set white-on-white), so monochrome is
a better starting point. The good thing about Unices is thst "reasonable
default" isn't all you can get.

-- (S.P.Zeidler)

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