Exa - A replacement for 'ls'

There aren't many times I'd recommend to replace built in system tools, but exa is a marked step up from `ls`.


Exa is a drop in replacement for your Mac’s standard tool ‘ls’. It provides a wider screen listing over ls along with useful extras like Git information. In the screenshot below you can see a N depicting new file within the posts directory.

A screenshot of Exa

It features really useful colour coding that takes a short while to get used to but after that allow quick identifying of files and runs on a whole host of different operating systems too.

I’m that much of a fan for exa, I’ve added it to my recommendations page with other great software.