color to files

andi payn andi_payn at
Sun Nov 2 15:08:38 PST 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 20:28, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> If you are in X and using xterm then this also has the capability but by 
> default other programs such as ls are not informed of this because the 
> termcap description for terminal type 'xterm' does not declare it. 

After telling him this same thing, I went and checked, and it appears
that on my FreeBSD 4.8 installation, I have to do this (or various other
ways of getting the same effect), but on my 5.1 installation, with
TERM=xterm, I get color. 

Was the xterm termcap changed for FreeBSD 5, or have I just done
something to fix this and forgotten about it?

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