Bat is a replacement for Cat with a slew of impressive features. The image above is a tiny example of its beauty printing out a file (a readme in this case).
Install on Mac:
brew install bat
My zsh function which kicks in when its available in
$PATH to replace
if which bat >/dev/null 2>&1; then alias cat='bat --theme=DarkNeon --style="numbers,changes,header,grid"'; fi
This sets a better theme and explicitly defines the features I want.
More at https://github.com/sharkdp/bat
….Yeah, I know. Where has this been all our lives.