Colorized Ls, ncurses, ncftp...


Well, like the rest I have been loosing sleep, spending all my time on OSX. My machine:

PowerMac Beige G3 Tower
300Mhz (Overclocked to 350Mhz)
128MB Ram
PCI USB Card (works with USB mouse)
PCI GameWizard Voodoo2 Card
PCI TurboTV Card (Haven't even tried)

My standard gambit of installed applications for OSX are as follows:

Apple MacOSX PB Development Tools
  • Free to all registered ADC members
  • Free ADC member accounts as well
  • ProjectBuilder is cool

I have also compiled the following GNU applications
  • autoconf
  • automake
  • gnu fileutils 4.0 (Colorized Ls, Cp, Rm, etc...)
  • ncurses
  • ncftp 3.02
  • bash 2.04
  • apache 1.3.14

You can get them at Most of them compile easily by being root in the directory and typing

  • ./configure
  • make
  • make install

WARNING: Before doing this, make a few symbolic links first. It will help you significantly as root

  • ln -s /usr/bin /usr/local/bin
  • ln -s /usr/share /usr/local/share

Feel free to contact me.. Happy coding....