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Re: wrong color for broken symlinks

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: wrong color for broken symlinks
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:05:35 -0500
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Andreas Frische wrote:
first of all, this seems to be related with
and could be already fixed. anyway:

I'm using Slackware-current and with ls (GNU coreutils) 6.7 broken symlinks
are colored in cyan instead of red. what baffles me even more, though, is
that they are colored right with ls -l. any ideas?

Yes. Try 6.9, seems to be fixed. :-)

IIRC, the "why" is because readlink() is (was) not called for a short listing, so 'ls' doesn't (didn't) know if the symlink is valid or not.

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