alternatively use: http://geoff.greer.fm/lscolors/
The value of this variable describes what color to use for which attribute when colors are enabled with CLICOLOR. This string is a concatenation of pairs of the format fb, where f is the foreground color and b is the background color.
The color designators are as follows:
a black b red c green d brown e blue f magenta g cyan h light grey A bold black, usually shows up as dark grey B bold red C bold green D bold brown, usually shows up as yellow E bold blue F bold magenta G bold cyan H bold light grey; looks like bright white x default foreground or background
Note that the above are standard ANSI colors. The actual display may differ depending on the color capabilities of the terminal in use.
The order of the attributes are as follows:
1. directory 2. symbolic link 3. socket 4. pipe 5. executable 6. block special 7. character special 8. executable with setuid bit set 9. executable with setgid bit set 10. directory writable to others, with sticky bit 11. directory writable to others, without sticky bit
The default is
exfxcxdxbxegedabagacad, i.e. blue foreground and default background for regular directories, black foreground and red background for setuid
The parameters for LS_COLORS (di, fi, ln, pi, etc) refer to different file types:
di Directory fi File ln Symbolic Link pi Fifo file so Socket file bd Block (buffered) special file cd Character (unbuffered) special file or Symbolic Link pointing to a non-existent file (orphan) mi Non-existent file pointed to by a symbolic link (visible when you type ls -l) ex File which is executable (ie. has 'x' set in permissions).
Through trial and error I worked out the color codes for
LS_COLORS to be:
0 = Default Colour 1 = Bold 4 = Underlined 5 = Flashing Text 7 = Reverse Field 31 = Red 32 = Green 33 = Orange 34 = Blue 35 = Purple 36 = Cyan 37 = Grey 40 = Black Background 41 = Red Background 42 = Green Background 43 = Orange Background 44 = Blue Background 45 = Purple Background 46 = Cyan Background 47 = Grey Background 90 = Dark Grey 91 = Light Red 92 = Light Green 93 = Yellow 94 = Light Blue 95 = Light Purple 96 = Turquoise 100 = Dark Grey Background 101 = Light Red Background 102 = Light Green Background 103 = Yellow Background 104 = Light Blue Background 105 = Light Purple Background 106 = Turquoise Background
These codes can also be combined with one another: