Exa: An Alternative to Ls

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  • lc

    A post-modern, "multi-dimensional", configurable, abbreviating, extensible ls/file lister in Nim

    Actually, I did at first look into this kind of a modification of GNU ls, but its internal concepts of how to classify files is just not amenable to generalization along the lines of https://github.com/c-blake/lc . Basically, the patch would be to thoroughly overhaul guts of the command and libraries it uses and be so unclean that starting from scratch is better, even if you wanted to "stay in C".

    It's not like the patch would be installed 100% of the time anyway, and shell aliases can paper over divergent installations. So, it's 100% fine if none of these features matter to you - to each his own indeed - but I thought your point deserved a reply.

  • exa

    A modern replacement for ‘ls’.

    This page doesn’t actually list any features or explain why you should use exa instead of ls. The homepage [0] is more useful in this regard.

    0: https://the.exa.website/

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  • lsd

    The next gen ls command

    I've been using lsd[0] as my ls replacement for a while. I like that it has a config file for defaults, so I don't have to change a bunch of aliases when setting up a new system.

    0: https://github.com/Peltoche/lsd

  • sl

    SL(1): Cure your bad habit of mistyping

  • broot

    A new way to see and navigate directory trees : https://dystroy.org/broot

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