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  • exa

    A modern replacement for ‘ls’.

    I finally got tired of not having directories first on macOS, and - for me - something like exa <> was overkill. So I dug into the source code, hunted down the missing BSD-licensed headers, figured out how to work around the APSL headers, and smoothed out the rough edges.

    Very much a personal itch-scratching exercise and only a couple hours worth of work, but maybe it'll be useful for someone else.

  • betterls

    A modified `ls` for Darwin/macOS to add --group-directories-first flag

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