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[email protected]:~$ ls Music

When I execute this command, it lists all of the subdirectories within my /home/matt/Music directory. I'm used to directories showing up blue within my terminal. Why are some of the ones here blue while others are highlighted green?

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Symlinks?

If the LS_COLORS environment variable is set, look for... hmm, maybe 94;42.

Edit: Debian apparently displays other-writable directories as blue-on-green (ow=34;42) by default. Your blue might just be lighter than mine. (94;42 is light blue-on-green.)

Edited by jcl

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Edit: Debian apparently displays other-writable directories as blue-on-green (ow=34;42) by default. Your blue might just be lighter than mine. (94;42 is light blue-on-green.)
Ah ok, so its a permissions deal.

*Matt tries to think of a good chmod for theese...

Thanks jcl

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I'm not sure where else to look for LS_COLORS

$ echo $LS_COLORS

or more readably

$ echo $LS_COLORS | sed -e 's/:/\n/g'

What are other-writable directories, and why are only some of them this way?

Directories that writable by people other than owner and group. As for why you'd have them, I have no idea. I didn't recognize the color scheme because I've never (AFAICR) encountered an other-writable directory (that didn't have the sticky-bit set, which changes the colors but is otherwise irrelevant to this discussion).

Edit: "chmod o-w $DIR"

Edited by jcl

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