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SubjectRe: Linux Makefile uses 'ls', causes problems with color-ls (PATCH)
On Tue, 30 Mar 1999, Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Meelis Roos wrote:
> > RBJ> The main Makefile uses 'ls' to 'Make modules_install' If you have
> > RBJ> color-ls installed, this will fail.
> >
> > Why? This must be a misconfiguration of color-ls. IIRC color-ls should
> > output color to a tty _only_ by default, and normal output goes to pipes
> > unless you force it to output color always. At least the color-ls that I
> > use on my RH 5.2 system behaves so.
> >
> > The patch itself seems to be a good thing - one less thing to depend on.
> It defaults to this behaviour, but it entirely possible (though stupid) to
> set color-ls to by default *always* use color unless it is explicitly
> turned off.
You are correct, the source _did_ set it on, unless explicitly set off
or to tty. Correct in both counts.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.2.4 on an i686 machine (400.59 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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