Is there any sane way to highlight the 4th, 5th, and 6th columns from the right of the file size in
ls -l? My intention is to make it easy to read a file size be it in bytes, KiBs, or MiBs. I do know about the
-h flag, but I find that having to interpret the letters at the end is more cumbersome than just looking and seeing the length of the number (magnitude). This is the same reason why race cars use analogue dials instead of digital.
My target shell is Bash. Thanks.
EDIT: I am looking to highlight the thousands, ten thousands, and one hundred thousands places of the size column. Like this: 123456789