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I've used alias to change ls to ls -l, but the colours change to the normal font of the terminal (also tried ls -l before the alias command and the colours appeared fine).

What is wrong?

Thank you

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

After searching more, I found about the --color option so I used this:

alias ls="ls -l --color" and it worked fine!

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Just a note for mac users, the code would be alias ls="ls -l -G" via this answer – waffl Aug 12 '14 at 3:25

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