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sr #109569: ls: incorrect color for broken symlinks

Submitted by:  Dario Niedermann <ndr>
Submitted on:  Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:00:57 AM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux

Sun 14 Oct 2018 04:49:26 PM UTC, comment #1: 

False alarm, sorry! It was due to the LS_COLORS variable not being set and exported.

Dario Niedermann <ndr>
Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:00:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello! I have been noticing this problem with self-built coreutils-8.{26,30} and with Debian's 8.26-3 packaged version. Broken symlinks are being colorized like valid ones by `ls --color` (i.e.: they're shown in cyan rather than red-on-black).

Tested with dircolor's default database on the Linux (4.9.0-8-amd64) tty console, on rxvt-unicode, and on GNU screen 4.05.00 running within said terminals. The filesystem is ext4.

Dario Niedermann <ndr>


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