This is just a personal configuration, but it has proved useful.
dircolors >> ~/.bashrc
Now let's make the colors permanent, edit
~/.bashrc with your favourite editor, and add the following lines:
alias ls="ls -F --color=always"
If, like me, you found out that you can't live without some additional
ll alias, add the following to your
alias ll="ls -lF --color=always" alias lt="ls -lrtF --color=always"
Now, when you type
ll the format will be long by default.
lt displays file sorted by modification time, oldest first, newest last.
Both these aliases use the long format by default, with colors, and adding slashes at the end for directories (and other characters for other type of files, see
man ls for a complete explanation).
PLEASE NOTE While this is nice to have these options applied automatically while typing commands on a command line, the
color=always can be a pain in the neck when running shell scripts (or one-liner) use with caution, and, in case of trouble, make sure you type:
ls --color=never, for instance.
Same thing, but only for the
alias grep="grep --color=always"
This makes the grep output nicely colored and very useful (this comes straight from Suse Linux, by the way)
export command makes sure all the man pages of the software you compile on your Slackware machine can be taken into account by the
Finally, to rebuild the entire
whatis database, make sure you have the same values in the
MANPATH of root profile, and issue the following command as root:
# makewhatis -w
man command will properly display man pages for software compiled on your machine and both
whatis will display information about software compiled in
Nothing really earth-shattering here, but it's nice to have on a Slackware machine!
Hope this helps...