Hi folks, I would like to suggest to introduce an environment variable "LS_ARGS", holding the default arguments to ls (similar to $LESS).
This could help to simplify the user environment. You don't have to create clumsy aliases for ls anymore, but you could set export LS_ARGS="--color=never --quoting-style=escape" in your .bashrc without affecting foreign ls implementations (AIX, OpenBSD, Solaris, etc). Hopefully I wasn't too blind to see. Regards Harri