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Description of problem:
The file /etc/DIR_COLORS has a variable called OPTIONS which should
allow a user to set certain options to be passed to ls. However, the
script /etc/profile.d/colorls.sh, which reads the file
/etc/DIR_COLORS, does not make any use of the OPTIONS variable. Hence
any setting I place on the OPTIONS line is ignored.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/DIR_COLORS (or copy /etc/DIR_COLORS to ~/.dir_colors and
edit) and put in some options for ls on the OPTIONS line.
2. Start a new copy of your terminal program, such as xterm, or
3. Run "ls" and you'll see that your custom options are being ignored.
Actual Results: My custom ls options were ignored.
Expected Results: I had placed -F in the options line, to make ls
draw slashes after directory names, so I had expected ls to show
slashes after the directory names.
Still occurs in FC5 with coreutils-5.93-7.2. Sort of odd that OPTIONS is
ignored like that.
OPTIONS is intentionally ignored. From dircolors.c:
else if (c_strcasecmp (keywd, "OPTIONS") == 0
|| c_strcasecmp (keywd, "COLOR") == 0
|| c_strcasecmp (keywd, "EIGHTBIT") == 0)
/* Ignore. */