This section outlines the things that exa can do.

  • Colours

    The list of file types and how to tell files apart.

  • Grid view

    Displaying files in a grid sized to the terminal window.

  • Long view

    Displaying files in a table along with their metadata.

  • Tree view

    Displaying files in a tree, as well as their children.

  • Git integration

    Seeing the Git status of files when you’re inside a repository.

  • Filtering

    Hiding files from the list, showing invisible files, and sorting the output.

  • Icons

    Using Unicode characters to display icons next to file names.

  • xattrs

    Listing files’ extended attributes.