# Weekly Journal 69 - pls

## pls

I stumbled over an interesting alternative for the ubiquitous ls UNIX command called [pls][0]. 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][1] 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.

[0] https://dhruvkb.github.io/pls/ “pls”
[1] https://www.nerdfonts.com “Nerd Fonts”