I realised using NetBSD in my homelab again just how much I’d come to rely upon colour as a visual cue.
-F gets you useful hints like like
/ for directories and
@ for symbolic links. But a week in, I do miss
CLICOLOR=1 on FreeBSD.
NetBSD pkgsrc has colorls, which is easy enough to alias:
# pkgin install colorls # echo alias ls="/usr/pkg/bin/colorls -FG" >> ~/.profile # echo alias la="/usr/pkg/bin/colorls -aFG" >> ~/.profile