Since I have switched to Mac, I was wondering how to colorize the 'ls' output for it. I really like having color output when I use the ls command. This enables me to quick scan filetypes in a jiffy. In unix you can do this by giving '-color' option with ls but unfortunately that doesn't work with Mac. Apple has chnaged this option from '-color' to '-G'. So next time you want to see the colored ls output on your mac terminal, simple append below line in your .profile.

alias ls="ls -G"

You can also choose what color (foreground/background and bold/normal) you want for your specific file type. For this you need to set LSCOLORS variable as your choice. I use following LSCOLORS in my .profile:

export LSCOLORS=dxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad

You can craete your own LSCOLORS very easily here.

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