Color setup for `ls’, outputs a sequence of shell commands to set up the terminal for color output from `ls’ (and `dir’, etc.).


      eval `dircolors [options]... [file]`  

If FILE is specified, `dircolors’ reads it to determine which colors to use for which file types and extensions. Otherwise, a precompiled
database is used. For details on the format of these files, run `dircolors –print-database’.

The output is a shell command to set the `LS_COLORS’ environment variable. You can specify the shell syntax to use on the command line, or `dircolors’ will guess it from the value of the `SHELL’ environment variable.


     Output Bourne shell commands.  This is the default if the `SHELL'
     environment variable is set and does not end with `csh' or `tcsh'.

     Output C shell commands.  This is the default if `SHELL' ends with
     `csh' or `tcsh'.

     Print the (compiled-in) default color configuration database.  This
     output is itself a valid configuration file, and is fairly
     descriptive of the possibilities.