“an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary.” Via @email@example.com
This information isn’t surfaced via the OS otherwise.
A ” sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications…[designed] with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues based on fixed color wheel relationships. It has been tested extensively in real world use on color calibrated displays (as well as uncalibrated/intentionally miscalibrated displays) and in a variety of lighting conditions.”
Just a quick note for myself, that I hope others will find useful.
To set the modified date of a file in OS X to a value in the future (useful if you want something to always be sorted at the top or bottom of a date listing), use this command in the Terminal:
touch -mt 201212120000 [path to file]
The date format is YYYYMMDDHHMM (Year-Month-Day-Hour-Minute), so in my example above, I’ve set the modified date to midnight, 12/12/12 (December 12, 2012).
Bonus tip: if you don’t want to type the full path to the file, type
touch -mt 201212120000 and then drag the file onto the terminal, which should write out the path for you.
Bonus tip #2: the command will work on any *NIX system, though I don’t expect the same holds true for the drag-and-drop file path.