The next gen ls command
This project is heavily inspired by the super colorls project but with some little differences. For example it is written in rust and not in ruby which makes it much faster.
Install the patched fonts of powerline nerd-font and/or font-awesome. Have a look at the Nerd Font README for more installation instructions. Don't forget to setup your terminal in order to use the correct font.
See this issue comment for detailed instructions on how to configure iTerm2 font settings correctly.
pacman -S lsd
dnf install lsd
... and other Debian-based Linux distributions
Download the latest .deb package from the release page and install it via:
sudo dpkg -i lsd_0.20.1_amd64.deb # adapt version number and architecture
sudo emerge sys-apps/lsd
(Ebuild maintained by Georgy Yakovlev)
brew install lsd
sudo port install lsd
nix-env -iA nixos.lsd
# ... environment.systemPackages = with pkgs; [ # other packages ... lsd ]; # ...
pkg install lsd
... and other platforms using
Using the package manager:
pkgin install lsd
Building from source:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/sysutils/lsd make install
Install with Scoop:
powershell scoop install lsd
pkg install lsd
With Rust's package manager cargo, you can install lsd via:
cargo install lsd
If you want to install the latest master branch commit:
sh cargo install --git https://github.com/Peltoche/lsd.git --branch master
The release page includes precompiled binaries for Linux and macOS.
lsdcan be configured with a configuration file to set the default options. Check Config file content for details.
On non-Windows systems
lsdfollows the XDG Base Directory Specification convention for the location of the configuration file. The configuration dir
lsduses is itself named
lsd. In that directory it looks first for a file called
config.yaml. For most people it should be enough to put their config file at
On Windows systems
lsdonly looks for the
config.yamlfiles in one location:
This is an example config file with the default values and some additional remarks.
# == Classic == # This is a shorthand to override some of the options to be backwards compatible # with `ls`. It affects the "color"->"when", "sorting"->"dir-grouping", "date" # and "icons"->"when" options. # Possible values: false, true classic: false
== Blocks ==
This specifies the columns and their order when using the long and the tree
Possible values: permission, user, group, size, size_value, date, name, inode
separator: ' '
Enable nerd fonts for your terminal, URxvt for example:
URxvt*font: xft:Hack Nerd Font:style=Regular:size=11
In order to use lsd when entering the
lscommand, you need to add this to your shell configuration file (~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.):
Some further examples of useful aliases:
alias l='ls -l' alias la='ls -a' alias lla='ls -la' alias lt='ls --tree'
In the future the possibility to customize the colors might be implemented. For now, the default colors are:
| User/Group | Permissions | File Types | Last time Modified | File Size | |:---|:---|:---|:---|:---| | User| Read | Directory| within the last hour| Small File| | Group| Write| Executable File| within the last day| Medium File| || Execute| Non-Executable File| older| Large File| || Execute with Stickybit| Broken Symlink|| Non File| || No Access| Pipe/Symlink/Blockdevice/Socket/Special||| ||| CharDevice|||
lsdwill try to display the UTF-8 chars in file name, A
U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER(�) is used to represent the invalid UTF-8 chars.
Everyone can contribute to this project, improving the code or adding functions. If anyone wants something to be added we will try to do it.
As this is being updated regularly, don't forget to rebase your fork before creating a pull-request.
Special thanks to: