1 unstable release

Uses old Rust 2015

0.2.0 Nov 29, 2018

#2824 in Command line utilities

MIT/Apache and LGPL-3.0-or-later

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A manager for LS_COLORS expressions. In contrast to dircolors, it uses a YAML-based configuration file for the filetype-database and the color themes. Colors can be specified in #RRGGBB format instead of cryptic ANSI codes.


export LS_COLORS="$(dircolors-hd generate filetypes.yml --theme themes/molokai.yml)"

Preview of "ls -R"

True color

By default, dircolors-hd runs in true color mode (24-bit). If you don't use a terminal that supports 24-bit colors, use the --color-mode 8-bit option when running dircolors-hd.


On Debian-based systems

wget "https://github.com/sharkdp/dircolors-hd/releases/download/v0.2.0/dircolors-hd_0.2.0_amd64.deb"
sudo dpkg -i dircolors-hd_0.2.0_amd64.deb

On other distrubutions

Check out the release page for binary builds.

Via cargo

If you have Rust 1.30 or higher, you can install dircolors-hd from source via cargo:

cargo install dircolors-hd


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