So, I just checked through and read some posts in my RSS reader, and the
awesome Mike Stone wrote about using
exa instead of
I’ve used exa in the past, back when I was running Ubuntu, and it’s not a bad replacement for the classic unix LiSt command. It’s much prettier to look at, and for those who use color to help process information at a glance, it can make glancing at a directory much faster.
But personally, I find it and its alternatives,
to have a problem: they’re a tad slow from my experience. Like, it’s not an
extreme issue that ends up gamebreaking or anything, but that extra second or
so that I kept having to wait would drive me nuts sometimes. And I’ve had this
with all three
ls alternatives. Don’t know if it’s because they’re written in
Rust/Ruby, or if it’s just something that could be optimized and hasn’t gotten
there yet, but it was a problem for me.
That said, I highly recommend trying each of them, and check out Mike’s post on
exa. Definitely worth a look.