I just recently switched to the fish shell from bash and I am having trouble sourcing my dircolors template file to get custom colors to appear for certain file extensions.
In bash, I was sourcing a template from
~/.dircolors/dircolors.256dark. The dircolors.256dark template has different file types mapped to different colors. For example, when I use
.wav files will appear in orange. This was being sourced in my
~/.bash_profile like so:
# uses dircolors template eval $(gdircolors ~/.dircolors/dircolors.256dark) # Aliases alias ls='gls --color=auto'
However, fish doesn't really use an rc file but instead sources from a
config.fish, file but the syntax for certain operations is different in fish.
I'm trying to figure out how I would be able to accomplish this in fish. I like being able to visually distinguish different file types by color so this could potentially be a deal breaker for me if there is no way of doing this in fish.
For clarity, I am not trying to simply change the colors of directories or executable files, but files with different file extensions. For example if I did
ls in a directory, I would get the following:
my_file.py # this file would be green for example my_file.js # this file would be yellow my_file.wav # this file would be orange
EDIT: I used homebrew on macOS for dircolors.