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File colours / red files
- When you see file names listed in ls that are coloured red, this is (probably) because they are executables.
To find out what the colours mean:
Cmd: man ls
- Scroll down to where LSCOLORS is explained
Cmd: echo $LSCOLORS
- Tells you the current value of LSCOLORS
When I did this I got Gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad
- The important bit is bx in the 9th and 10th chars - we can see from man ls this means that executable files are coloured red.