I love ls colors and do not want to disable them everywhere, but the ls colors are useless on ntfs-mounted (and probably other similar file systems - like exfat) partitions, because all files there have 777 permissions. They are also distractive because directories are shown in inverse video and thus have poor contrast.

Is there a way to selectively disable colors on some partitions?


You should mount the ntfs partition with better permissions than just 777.

if you add


to the options section of your fstab entry the drive shouldn't look so weird when viewed with ls. Folders will be 755 and files 644 which matches your home directory.

Unless you need to run executable files from the partition in which case I think 777 is the only way to go.

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