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LSD (LSDeluxe)

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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 (see the benchmarks).





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.

On Archlinux

pacman -S lsd

On Fedora

dnf install lsd

On Ubuntu

... and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Download the latest .deb package from the release page and install it via:

sudo dpkg -i lsd_7.2.0_amd64.deb  # adapt version number and architecture

On Gentoo

sudo emerge sys-apps/lsd

(Ebuild maintained by Georgy Yakovlev)

From Snap

sudo snap install lsd

On macOS

via Homebrew:

brew install lsd

From Sources

With Rust's package manager cargo, you can install lsd via:

cargo install lsd

From Binaries

The release page includes precompiled binaries for Linux and macOS.



In order to use lsd instead of the default ls you need to add this to you shell configuration file (~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.) :

alias ls='lsd'


Some examples of useful aliases. You can add this to you shell configuration file (~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.) just under the alias above :

alias l='ls -l'
alias la='ls -a'
alias lla='ls -la'
alias lt='ls --tree'


Result from hyperfine --warmup 10 'lsd -la /etc/*' 'colorls -la /etc/*' 'exa -la /etc/*' --export-markdown

Command Mean [ms] Min…Max [ms]
lsd -la /etc/* 9.8 ± 0.7 8.6…11.9
colorls -la /etc/* 387.3 ± 4.1 379.8…393.6
exa -la /etc/* 15.4 ± 1.8 14.0…24.0


Default Colors

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
#ffffd7 User #00d700 Read #0087ff Directory #00d700 within the last hour #ffffaf Small File
#d7d7af Group #d7ff87 Write #00d700 Executable File #00d787 within the last day #ffaf87 Medium File
#af0000 Execute #d7d700 Non-Executable File #00af87 older #d78700 Large File
#ff00ff Execute with Stickybit #af0000 Broken Symlink #ffffff Non File
#d75f87 No Access #00d7d7 Pipe/Symlink/Blockdevice/Socket/Special
#d78700 CharDevice


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.


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