ls --color (strange display)

Andrew DeFaria
Thu Sep 18 19:33:00 GMT 2003

Philippe Bastiani wrote:

> Hi,
> When i had the --color option to the 'ls c:' command line, i obtain the 2
> followings lines:
> ls: c:/hiberfil.sys: No such file or directory
> ls: c:/pagefile.sys: No such file or directory
> Note: c:/hiberfil.sys & c:/pagefile.sys are 2 existing files... displayed
> when i remove this option!

My WAG is that with --color, ls is opening files to look at the first 
few bytes in an effort to determine what type of file it is. You do not 
have permissions to open C:/hiberfil.sys nor c:/pagefile.sys so it fails.
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