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       exa — a modern replacement for ls


       exa [options] [files...]

       exa  is  a modern replacement for ls.  It uses colours for information by default, helping
       you distinguish between many types of files, such as whether you are the owner, or in  the
       owning group.

       It  also has extra features not present in the original ls, such as viewing the Git status
       for a directory, or recursing into directories with a tree view.


       exa    Lists the contents of the current directory in a grid.

       exa --oneline --reverse --sort=size
              Displays a list of files with the largest at the top.

       exa --long --header --inode --git
              Displays a table of files with a header, showing each file’s metadata,  inode,  and
              Git status.

       exa --long --tree --level=3
              Displays a tree of files, three levels deep, as well as each file’s metadata.


       -1, --oneline
              Display one entry per line.

       -F, --classify
              Display file kind indicators next to file names.

       -G, --grid
              Display entries as a grid (default).

       -l, --long
              Display extended file metadata as a table.

       -R, --recurse
              Recurse into directories.

       -T, --tree
              Recurse into directories as a tree.

       -x, --across
              Sort the grid across, rather than downwards.

       --color, --colour=WHEN
              When  to  use  terminal  colours.   Valid  settings  are `always', `automatic', and

       --color-scale, --colour-scale
              Colour file sizes on a scale.

              Display icons next to file names.

              Don’t display icons.  (Always overrides –icons)


       -a, --all
              Show hidden and “dot” files.  Use  this  twice  to  also  show  the  `.'  and  `..'

       -d, --list-dirs
              List  directories  as  regular  files,  rather  than  recursing  and  listing their

       -L, --level=DEPTH
              Limit the depth of recursion.

       -r, --reverse
              Reverse the sort order.

       -s, --sort=SORT_FIELD
              Which field to sort by.

       Valid sort fields  are  `name',  `Name',  `extension',  `Extension',  `size',  `modified',
       `changed', `accessed', `created', `inode', `type', and `none'.

       The  modified  sort  field  has  the aliases `date', `time', and `newest', and its reverse
       order has the aliases `age' and `oldest'.

       Sort fields starting with a capital letter will sort uppercase before lowercase: `A'  then
       `B'  then  `a'  then `b'.  Fields starting with a lowercase letter will mix them: `A' then
       `a' then `B' then `b'.

       -I, --ignore-glob=GLOBS
              Glob patterns, pipe-separated, of files to ignore.

       --git-ignore [if exa was built with git support]
              Do not list files that are ignored by Git.

              List directories before other files.

       -D, --only-dirs
              List only directories, not files.


       These options are available when running with --long (-l):

       -b, --binary
              List file sizes with binary prefixes.

       -B, --bytes
              List file sizes in bytes, without any prefixes.

              Use the changed timestamp field.

       -g, --group
              List each file’s group.

       -h, --header
              Add a header row to each column.

       -H, --links
              List each file’s number of hard links.

       -i, --inode
              List each file’s inode number.

       -m, --modified
              Use the modified timestamp field.

       -n, --numeric
              List numeric user and group IDs.

       -S, --blocks
              List each file’s number of file system blocks.

       -t, --time=WORD
              Which timestamp field to list.  Valid timestamp fields are  `modified',  `changed',
              `accessed', and `created'.

              How to format timestamps.  Valid timestamp styles are `default', `iso', `long-iso',
              and `full-iso'.

       -u, --accessed
              Use the accessed timestamp field.

       -U, --created
              Use the created timestamp field.

              Suppress the permissions field.

              Suppress the file size field.

              Suppress the user field.

              Suppress the time field.

       -@, --extended
              List each file’s extended attributes and sizes.

       --git [if exa was built with git support]
              List each file’s Git status, if tracked.

       This adds a two-character column indicating the staged and unstaged statuses respectively.
       The  status  character can be `-' for not modified, `M' for a modified file, `N' for a new
       file, `D' for deleted, `R' for renamed, `T' for type-change, `I' for ignored, and `U'  for

       Directories  will be shown to have the status of their contents, which is how `deleted' is
       possible: if a directory contains a file that has a certain status, it will  be  shown  to
       have that status.


       exa responds to the following environment variables:

       Overrides the width of the terminal, in characters.

       For example, `COLUMNS=80 exa' will show a grid view with a maximum width of 80 characters.

       This  option  won’t  do  anything  when  exa’s output doesn’t wrap, such as when using the
       --long view.

       Enables strict mode,  which  will  make  exa  error  when  two  command-line  options  are

       Usually,  options can override each other going right-to-left on the command line, so that
       exa can be given aliases:  creating  an  alias  `exa=exa  --sort=ext'  then  running  `exa
       --sort=size'  with  that  alias  will  run  `exa  --sort=ext --sort=size', and the sorting
       specified by the user will override the sorting specified by the alias.

       In strict mode, the two options will not co-operate, and exa will error.

       This option is intended for use with automated scripts and other situations where you want
       to be certain you’re typing in the right command.

       Limits  the  grid-details  view (`exa --grid --long') so it’s only activated when at least
       the given number of rows of output would be generated.

       With widescreen displays, it’s possible for the grid to look very wide and sparse, on just
       one  or  two  lines with none of the columns lining up.  By specifying a minimum number of
       rows, you can only use the view if it’s going to be worth using.

       Specifies the number of spaces to print between an icon (see the `--icons' option) and its
       file name.

       Different  terminals  display  icons  differently,  as  they usually take up more than one
       character width on screen, so there’s no “standard” number of spaces that exa can  use  to
       separate  an  icon from text.  One space may place the icon too close to the text, and two
       spaces may place it too far away.  So the choice is left  up  to  the  user  to  configure
       depending on their terminal emulator.

       Specifies  the colour scheme used to highlight files based on their name and kind, as well
       as highlighting metadata and parts of the UI.

       For more information on the format of these environment variables, see  the  exa_colors(5)
       manual page.


       0      If everything goes OK.

       1      If there was an I/O error during operation.

       3      If there was a problem with the command-line arguments.


       exa is maintained by Benjamin `ogham' Sago and many other contributors.

       Source code: