[nycbug-talk] mac os termcap question
Mon Feb 14 13:00:45 EST 2005
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:15:57 -0500, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2005, at 11:23 AM, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> > personally I hate color coding, why bother when you have 'ls -F'
> > anyway and it is portable anywhere.
> For the same reason most (sane) software developers use syntax
> highlighting. You either like it or you don't, but it provides a
> "low-bandwidth" way to categorize tokens and can measurably enhance
I do use it for coding and have learned not to trust it as much as
I did, weird thing in emacs where the code was right but the regex
> I personally use "/bin/ls -G -F -h" on Mac OS X as my alias for ls.
> Colored ls -G output also provides more information than ls -F alone.
> It distinguishes a+w directories, for example. Fortunately I don't use
> any platforms that have issues with colored terminals, though on some
> platforms like Linux I use a slightly different alias to accomplish the
> same thing.
each to his own and your eyes must be better then mine. some of the
colors that have come up when I have played with color coding just
did not read well against a given background, yellow letters on white
or dark blue on black for example. another thing that I just do not
like about it is that the same color can mean different things, a
directory here a socket there etc. and when working on a strange box
I do not want help breaking things.
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