bat VS glow

Compare bat vs glow and see what are their differences.


Render markdown on the CLI, with pizzazz! 💅🏻 (by charmbracelet)
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bat glow
195 60
46,217 14,674
- 2.3%
9.5 6.9
7 days ago 11 days ago
Rust Go
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of bat. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of glow. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-15.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bat and glow you can also consider the following projects:

vim-colors-solarized - precision colorscheme for the vim text editor

markdown-preview.nvim - markdown preview plugin for (neo)vim

exa - A modern replacement for ‘ls’.

pcstat - Page Cache stat: get page cache stats for files on Linux

awesome-zsh-plugins - A collection of ZSH frameworks, plugins, themes and tutorials.


iTerm2-Color-Schemes - Over 250 terminal color schemes/themes for iTerm/iTerm2. Includes ports to Terminal, Konsole, PuTTY, Xresources, XRDB, Remmina, Termite, XFCE, Tilda, FreeBSD VT, Terminator, Kitty, MobaXterm, LXTerminal, Microsoft's Windows Terminal, Visual Studio, Alacritty

mdcat - cat for markdown

fzf - :cherry_blossom: A command-line fuzzy finder

glow.nvim - A markdown preview directly in your neovim.

sh - A shell parser, formatter, and interpreter with bash support; includes shfmt

bubbletea - A powerful little TUI framework 🏗