One question I get asked most frequently by anyone who sees me using terminal is
How do I get colors in
Simple answers is you can’t. The command I am using is not ls at all. It is
ls is one of the most used command. There is nothing wrong with ls, it is very plain though.
Below are few of the reasons you might consider switching
Commandline is mostly black-white. Adding a little color won’t hurt. Be aware, getting used to it can be frustrataing to use other people’s terminal.
Apart from being colorful, makes it easier to read the output, especially the permissions section
Leaving everything aside, this just look cool, increases your coolness factor by x among your peers. Just say’in !
A modern replacement for ‘ls’.
The next gen ls command
lsalternative with useful info and a splash of color art
Having tried all, I have settled on
Installation & Set up
Installation can be done using either rust package manager
cargo or system package manager
Lets compare the output of
It is not practical to type exa with these flags everytime. It can be fixed with a simple alias
For someone who spends most of the time in terminal. Switching anyone of the above metioned alternative can provide a productivity boast and make life a little more colourful.