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.
-b --sh --bourne-shell Output Bourne shell commands. This is the default if the `SHELL' environment variable is set and does not end with `csh' or `tcsh'. -c --csh --c-shell Output C shell commands. This is the default if `SHELL' ends with `csh' or `tcsh'. -p --print-database Print the (compiled-in) default color configuration database. This output is itself a valid configuration file, and is fairly descriptive of the possibilities.