lsd 0.5.0

A ls command with a lot of pretty colors.
lsd-0.5.0 is not a library.

LSD (LSDeluxe)

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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Screenshot
  3. Installation
    1. Archlinux
    2. Other
  4. Benchmark
  5. Todo


This project is heavily inspired by the super colorls project but with some little differences. For example is written is rust and not ruby which make it really faster (see the benchmarks).




  1. Install rust
  2. Install the patched fonts of powerline nerd-font and/or font-awesome. Have a look at the Nerd Font README for more installation instructions.
  3. Install the lsd package with cargo install lsd


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

Command Mean [ms] Min…Max [ms]
lsd -la /etc/* 11.0 ± 0.5 9.9…13.0
colorls -la /etc/* 503.3 ± 5.6 494.6…513.4


  • Handle the -l option (used by default for now)
  • Handle the -a option
  • Add icons before the files names
  • Handle all the file types (block/char/pipe/etc)
  • Handle the tree (--tree) output option
  • Handle the json (--json) output option