lsd 0.9.0

A ls command with a lot of pretty colors.
lsd-0.9.0 is not a library.

LSD (LSDeluxe)

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





Install the patched fonts of powerline nerd-font and/or font-awesome. Have a look at the Nerd Font README for more installation instructions. Don't forget to setup your terminal in order to use the correct font.

On Ubuntu

... and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Download the latest .deb package from the release page and install it via:

sudo dpkg -i lsd_7.2.0_amd64.deb  # adapt version number and architecture

From Snap

sudo snap install lsd

From Sources

With Rust's package manager cargo, you can install lsd via:

cargo install lsd

From Binaries

The release page includes precompiled binaries for Linux and macOS.



In order to use lsd instead of the default ls you need to add this to you shell configuration file (~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.) :

alias ls='lsd'


Some examples of useful aliases. You can add this to you shell configuration file (~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.) just under the alias above :

alias l='ls -l'
alias la='ls -a'
alias lla='ls -la'
alias lt='ls --tree'


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

Command Mean [ms] Min…Max [ms]
lsd -la /etc/* 9.8 ± 0.7 8.6…11.9
colorls -la /etc/* 387.3 ± 4.1 379.8…393.6
exa -la /etc/* 15.4 ± 1.8 14.0…24.0


Everyone can contribute to this project, improving the code or adding functions. If anyone wants something to be added we will try to do it.

As this is being updated regularly, don't forget to rebase your fork before creating a pull-request.


Special thanks to sharkdp and his superb fd from which I have stolen a lot of stuff.