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As you are probably aware, the root terminals in our linux systems generally have awfully dark colors for directory names. This makes it hard to read them on the black-backgrounded terminals some of us prefer.

There are two things you can do to improve this:

First, you can make the dark colors bright, by adding this to your (root's) .bash_profile:

if [ `uname` = 'Linux' ] ; then
    eval `dircolors --sh /etc/DIR_COLORS`
...or alternatively, you can just get rid of the colors entirely with
unalias ls
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