How to change text color in terminal?


I can set the background and text color , but i find that the color of folder and nomarl text are same. i want to know how to set folder a different color.

in linux i can use dircolor to set , but anyone know how to set in macosx ?

Many thanks


U.S.D.A. Prime
Depends on which shell you're using... I prefer tcsh (I know, old-school), and adding the following to my .cshrc file allows me to do a "ls -lapG" and get a nice, colored output:

setenv CLICOLOR 1
setenv LSCOLORS dxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad


wow, 1.4g is way faster!
going to window setting from the terminal menu gives you the ability to change the color no matter what shell you use. thats what i've done.


U.S.D.A. Prime
True -- but that only gives you one color for all the text. If you want the Terminal to color regular files a certain color, directories another, and executables yet another, it's shell-specific.

I think he wants something like the attachment:


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