[gnome console] Ubuntu v5.10

Zaphod Beeblebrox zaphod at chello.no
Thu Mar 16 17:53:16 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 12:28 -0500, Jeffrey Holle wrote:
> I'm a new user of Ubuntu Linux.
> In general, I'm satisfied with the gnome desktop, with one exception.
> I would like a terminal emulation window that distinguishes different 
> types of files by colorizing them.
> I previously used KDE on Mandrake 10, which had this feature.
> I've noted that the System/Preferences/ Preferred Application dialog 
> suggests that there are 3 styles of terminal emulator to choose from. 
> However, switching away from the Gnome Terminal does have an an affect.
> Is there a way to get a more functional terminal emulator with Gnome?
> Or will I need to switch to KDE?
> If so, is there a way to get this without installing a different version 
> of Ubuntu?

Just run the command "dircolors", copy the output to, for instance,
~/.dircolors, then source that file in ~/.bashrc. You can of course
change the colors for each filetype as you wish.

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