I stumbled over an interesting alternative for the ubiquitous
ls UNIX command called [pls]. It’s not a drop-in replacement, but it offers some very nice visual improvements over the original. For starters it comes configured for colored output by default and displaying [Nerdfont] icons for many file types. It’s written in Python, cross-platform, and is installable with
pipx. It also has several options for configuring how the output is displayed.
I wouldn’t alias to
ls as it doesn’t support the same configuration flags, but if you’re into CLI tools I would recommend giving it a shot.