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Old 11-14-2011
Question How to get directories colored when doing change directory and tab

I am trying to navigate between directories using cd.
However, the only way to distinguish directories now is by seeing the "/' after the directory names, which is quite inefficient. How can I make the directories look in color when typing cd and then using the tab key to list the files and directories in that folder?
I seee colored directories in the output from ls, but not when using tab with cd command.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2011
The colorized output is generated by ls, provided the terminal type supports colors. Afaik, bash (is that what shell you are using?) doesn't do that -- but it would be an interesting and maybe useful contribution that you can make, if you are so inclined.
 

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