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Linux ls Colour-coding in PuTTY CodeUnit 05 NOV 2009

PuTTY is a damn useful app for when it comes to gaining remote access into a machine via SSH or Telnet, and has more than proven its worth to serious geeks over the years since it was first released.

But here’s a question that you’ll be asking if you are new to the whole command line SSH into Linux access thing:

“Just what does all the colour-coding (when it comes to folder listings) displayed in PuTTY mean?”

Well, basically the colour-coding is to expediate file type recognition. For example, the default colour set is as follows (thanks Google!):