Since upgrade to ubuntu 16.04 I have this annyoing background behind names of some files/dirs, like here on 'spec' dir:


I would like to disable backgrounds as they made output non-readable. Is there a way to do so?

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    Related : askubuntu.com/q/17299/295286 – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Apr 26 '16 at 14:14
  • There is a --color= argument for ls – Motte001 Apr 26 '16 at 15:25
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    ls --color=never – Mostafa Ahangarha Apr 26 '16 at 18:13
  • Not a duplicate of the linked question. They're asking how to disable the background color, not what does the background color mean. @ dominikduda, if you want to totally disable the colors, then Mostafa Ahangarha's comment. Otherwise, you can change (or disable) the color of certain kind of entries selectively: askubuntu.com/a/466203/380067. Can you clarify what you'd like to accomplish exactly? – kos Apr 26 '16 at 19:42
  • Now it's clarificated - you are right. – dominikduda Apr 26 '16 at 20:50

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