getting a terminal to STOP showing colors

Hans Fugal hans at
Tue Nov 11 13:56:54 MST 2008

Hans Fugal wrote:
> Michael Torrie wrote:
>> Lee Higginson wrote:
>>> Anyone know how to get a terminal to STOP showing colors.  I can unalias and
>>> change the /etc/DIR_COLORS to get them to stop for most things, but doing a:
>>> service <process> restart,  ALWAYS gives me a pretty green OK. Anyone know
>>> how to get that to stop?
>> Set your terminal type to one that is not color?
> e.g. try TERM=vt100

Oh, and maybe try piping through cat

ls --color=auto | cat

Hans Fugal ;

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right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach

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