Why does “ls” want to colour all my files!?
You probably been there: try to list a million files and “ls” wants to add colour to all of them… or “cp” is set to interactive…
Of course, you can change the alias or “unalias” it - but this is simpler: just escape the command.
$ alias | grep ls alias l='ls -CF' alias la='ls -A' alias ll='ls -lF' alias ls='ls --color -lh' $ ls total 4.0K drwxrwxr-x 2 user user 4.0K Aug 21 22:45 dir -rwxrwxr-x 1 user user 0 Aug 21 22:45 file1 -rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 0 Aug 21 22:45 file2 $ \ls dir file1 file2