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adamogardner
July 5th, 2008, 03:37 PM
what do the different colors mean in the terminal? green words, red words, and blue words.

scragar
July 5th, 2008, 03:43 PM
different applications/commands use them for different purposes, but it's normaly to point out differences, for example in ls a black word is a normal file, a green word is a folder, aqua repesents a link etc.

what command is it you don't understand them for?

wrtpeeps
July 5th, 2008, 03:43 PM
files, directories and something else.

Something like that anyway.

Xerp
July 5th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Color - File type
blue - directories
red - compressed archives
white - text files
pink - images
cyan - links
yellow - devices
green - executables
flashing red - broken links

adamogardner
July 5th, 2008, 03:55 PM
thankyou, very useful information, well put too.

adamogardner
May 21st, 2009, 02:13 PM
Color - File type
blue - directories
red - compressed archives
white - text files
pink - images
cyan - links
yellow - devices
green - executables
flashing red - broken links

Ok well howabout if the name is inside a block of color. for example my tmp directory is inside a green block, but it's font is black. However my filesystem.manifest is written in green font which I beleive is what is referred to above (an executable). I beleive elsewhere there are other colored fields surrounding files/directories. I'd appreciate any more info about this.

CatKiller
May 21st, 2009, 05:35 PM
Ok well howabout if the name is inside a block of color. for example my tmp directory is inside a green block, but it's font is black.

According to this page (http://www.macgeekery.com/gspot/2007-01/interpreting_color_ls_output), a sticky, owner-writeable directory.

doas777
May 21st, 2009, 05:42 PM
According to this page (http://www.macgeekery.com/gspot/2007-01/interpreting_color_ls_output), a sticky, owner-writeable directory.


a stickey huh? no wonder no one saw it. They really need to move sticky content to a wiki where it can become useful and accessible. Threads on the forum are not the way to get that information disseminated.

CatKiller
May 21st, 2009, 05:49 PM
a stickey huh? no wonder no one saw it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_bit

doas777
May 21st, 2009, 05:51 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_bit

ooooh. the other sticky. on the forums, I guess i just get annoyed anytime i see that word, as its user is usually a jerk. Guess its my turn.

my apologies for unfairly maligning you. Party on.