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My problem is that there are several file types in one directory and i don't want to create different directories for each file type.

I have .c files , .cpp files , and .pl files. Is there any command in bash shell to set particular color to one type of file ? Like this

.c = blue .cpp = red .pl = orange

Please help me

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You can use the $LS_COLORS variable. Configure it like this:

LS_COLORS='*.c=01;32:*.cpp=31:*.pl=01;35:'

You can experiment with the values to get different colours. For reference, see Bash Prompt HOWTO.

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