How to change the unreadable dark blue color Cygwin uses for directories


I'd like to change the blue color that Cygwin uses for directories. It is too dark to read on most screens.

Best Answer

You probably get the colors from ls itself. You get this from invoking it as ls --color. You can either disable this alias, or you can change the colors. I find the colors useful, so I change the colors.

There are defaults, but you can override these by use of the LS_COLORS environment variable. You can set this manually, or you can use the tool dircolors to help you.