Re: v2.1.57: Filesystem Special Effects ....

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 17:06:14 -0400

Meino Christian Cramer wrote:

> I have some "special effects" here with my linux.
> Doing a
> ls -l
> produces filenames like
> bz2=01;31mwwwoffle-1.3.tgz
> "ls -Ql" produces
> bz2=01;31m"wwwoffle-1.3.tgz"
> so the garbage has not become part of the filename,
> filename completion don't recognize the garbage...

It looks like you're using one of those "color ls" programs, and the
target display doesn't know how to interpret (or strip and ignore) the
escape sequences.

The sequence <esc>1;31m is a color change, if my memory serves ...