The man pages are informative but boring, at least color-wise. Here is how you can change that using the package most which is in the repositories.
This is, I think, the easy way http://geekozoid.blogspot.com/2008/06/h … color.html
and this is the way I was doing it beforehand, which goes into a bit more detail than cut-and-paste.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? … r+color+#5
Regardless these two sources reference Ubuntu they both work on my CrunchBang Statler 10.
OK. I didn't see that -- please feel free to delete this thread.