What is it? exa is
ls reimagined for modern times, in Rust. And more colorfully. It is nifty, but not life-changing. I mostly still use
ls, because muscle memory is strong and its basically the only mildly friendly thing about Unix.
How do I do boring old ls things?
Spoiler alert: basically the same.
How do I do things I rarely had the gumption to do with ls?
exa -rs created: simple listing, sort files reverse by created time. Other options:
name, extension, size, type, modified, accessed, created, inode
exa -hl: show a long listing with headers for each column
exa -T: recurse into directories ala
exa -l --git: show
gitmetadata alongside file info