Whilst trying to configure ls' colors on Cygwin (specifically the distro babun), I found that the custom extension colors that were in the LS_COLORS environment variable weren't being used. Here's an example:
ls command should output white text for every file EXCEPT .tar files, which should be red. However, what I'm getting is white text for everything INCLUDING .tar files. I wonder if it's a problem with MSYS
ls, or if it's a problem with my shell (zsh).
Basically, the custom file extension colors that I try and define fall back to the default file color.
Here's the corresponding part of my
.zshrc where I've defined the
ls alias and run the output of
eval "`dircolors /etc/DIR_COLORS`" alias ls="/bin/ls --color=auto"