[TAG] 2-cent Tip: Octal permissions in "ls"
mockingbird at earthlight.co.nz
Mon Mar 28 07:05:58 MSD 2011
On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 12:44:53PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> On 27 March 2011 03:53, Ben Okopnik <ben at linuxgazette.net> wrote:
> > I've always wondered why "ls" doesn't just have this as an option. Got
> > tired of wondering, so I went ahead and wrote it.
> Nice -- there's several tools like this now about -- to
> enhance/transform the output of commands and add colour to them.
WHOA!! :) There lie dragons ... . You end up in all sorts of strife
because the escape codes are passed through as well.
I even remember tab completion misbehaving in weird ways.
And all this so grep could "highlight" the selection(s).
 needed to colour the output.
"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
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