Bug 56300 - ls --color FAQ now unnecessary in appendix (in current form)
Summary: ls --color FAQ now unnecessary in appendix (in current form)
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-gsg (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Beth Ellison
QA Contact: Beth Ellison
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Reported: 2001-11-15 09:30 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-15 09:30:38 UTC
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-11-15 09:30:33 UTC
Older Red Hats had a default ls which didn't do colour.

Then RH started aliasing the ls command to do colour anyway. In the
release notes for the release which did this, it told you how to undo

The "how to undo it" has now fallen out of the release notes, and
"how to do it" is still a FAQ in the appendix.

I think it would be more sensible now to have a FAQ about *undoing*
colour (for single users and for all users), or to remove the question,
since colour is there by default now.

The reason why people might want to undo it is that some people
change their xterm/gnome-terminal colours or make them transparent
and then the colour can produce illegible results.

Comment 1 Beth Ellison 2001-11-19 21:12:15 UTC
Got it. Thanks for the feedback.


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