If I do
ls -G, I do get the colors. From what I understood from the man pages, if I go into
~/.bash_profile and add
export CLICOLOR=1 I would then get colors by doing just
ls, as "This option is equivalent to defining CLICOLOR in the environment."
Am I understanding this wrong? Because it's not working for me on Yosemite 10.10.5 in bash with homebrew coreutils(not sure how much of that is relevant). I tried adding this in
~./bashrc but same thing. I could always just alias my ls to ls -G, but I want to do this the "right" way. I also tried adding
export LSCOLORS=... but it didn't help either. Like I said I do get colors with
-G, but I'd like to get them by default by just typing
ls and not having to set an alias for it, unless my understanding of how this works is wrong.