If you use the terminal in OS X allot, you have probably noticed that the
ls command has no colors. You can activate the colors by adding the following to your
alias ls='ls -G'
Or you can even choose a better way. Adding the following to your
Now you just need to restart your terminal, and you have a all nice and shiny
The problem is... if you use a dark background, like any other sane person. The dark blue coloring the directories names is simply impossible to read.
To change that color you just need to add another line in your
What's with the DNA chain? Well, it's just some crazy way to configure the
ls output color. You can find the corresponding color to every character on the
ls man pages. Just to keep it simple, that combo turns the directory names to cyan, so that they become readable on top of dark backgrounds.