A better ls for Mac OS X – hocuspokus

“I’m a bit of a command-line freak and like to spend a fair amount of time with the terminal open… As such I like to spend a small amount of time getting the terminal set-up nicely. Other than changing the default colour scheme and font, one (slightly) more drastic change is to replace the standard implementation of ls for one that is slightly more configurable.

The default ls on OS X comes from BSD and compared to the GNU/Linux alternative is slightly lacking when it comes to changing how things look – so what I like to do is replace it with the GNU ls available in MacPorts – this allows me to get a terminal setup like below…” — via A better ls for Mac OS X – hocuspokus.

 

Adam Merrifield

 

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