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In Mac OS X, when I do ls the binary files have red color, how change this color to green?

Similar to other Unix.

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check out the .dircolors file in your home directory, or create one. Then according to this blog, you'll have to do some extra magic to your bash config get it working on OSX

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is necesary install coreutils with ports, but this work – juanpablo Mar 15 '10 at 16:32

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