Dark theme for colorls and 271+ apps


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Install using Git

If you are a git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repo:

git clone

Install manually

Download using the GitHub .zip download option and unzip them.

Activating theme

  1. First you need to have installed colorls. Ensure you are running the latest release of colorls, as support for hex string values were added as of the 1.4.2 release

  2. (Optionally) Make a backup of your current dark colorscheme:

    mv ~/.config/colorls/dark_colors.yaml ~/.config/colorls/dark_colors.yaml.backup
  3. Copy the dark_colors.yaml file to the dark color scheme location for colorls:

    cp dark_colors.yaml ~/.config/colorls/dark_colors.yaml
  4. Use the --dark option when utilizing colorls:

    colorls --dark
    # Additionally: alias ls="colorls --dark"
    # or, perhaps more sanely: alias cls="colorls --dark"

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