a tumblelog
02 Aug 2019

A modern replacement for ls

exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary.

Example output for exa -l --git
Example output for exa -l --git.

In the evening I installed exa on Ubuntu 19.04 running in a virtual machine:

sudo apt install exa

I use this virtual Ubuntu installation for some programming projects. Having read about exa a few weeks ago I decided to give it a try. So far I like it a lot.