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# Put this in your .zshrc or .bashrc file
# Install `tree` first — brew install tree
function t() {
# Defaults to 3 levels deep, do more with `t 5` or `t 1`
# pass additional args after
tree -I '.git|node_modules|bower_components|.DS_Store' --dirsfirst --filelimit 15 -L ${1:-3} -aC $2
}
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commented Apr 8, 2016

If you have any customizations you like please comment below!

Docs for tree:

usage: tree [-acdfghilnpqrstuvxACDFJQNSUX] [-H baseHREF] [-T title ]
    [-L level [-R]] [-P pattern] [-I pattern] [-o filename] [--version]
    [--help] [--inodes] [--device] [--noreport] [--nolinks] [--dirsfirst]
    [--charset charset] [--filelimit[=]#] [--si] [--timefmt[=]<f>]
    [--sort[=]<name>] [--matchdirs] [--ignore-case] [--] [<directory list>]
  ------- Listing options -------
  -a            All files are listed.
  -d            List directories only.
  -l            Follow symbolic links like directories.
  -f            Print the full path prefix for each file.
  -x            Stay on current filesystem only.
  -L level      Descend only level directories deep.
  -R            Rerun tree when max dir level reached.
  -P pattern    List only those files that match the pattern given.
  -I pattern    Do not list files that match the given pattern.
  --ignore-case Ignore case when pattern matching.
  --matchdirs   Include directory names in -P pattern matching.
  --noreport    Turn off file/directory count at end of tree listing.
  --charset X   Use charset X for terminal/HTML and indentation line output.
  --filelimit # Do not descend dirs with more than # files in them.
  --timefmt <f> Print and format time according to the format <f>.
  -o filename   Output to file instead of stdout.
  -------- File options ---------
  -q            Print non-printable characters as '?'.
  -N            Print non-printable characters as is.
  -Q            Quote filenames with double quotes.
  -p            Print the protections for each file.
  -u            Displays file owner or UID number.
  -g            Displays file group owner or GID number.
  -s            Print the size in bytes of each file.
  -h            Print the size in a more human readable way.
  --si          Like -h, but use in SI units (powers of 1000).
  -D            Print the date of last modification or (-c) status change.
  -F            Appends '/', '=', '*', '@', '|' or '>' as per ls -F.
  --inodes      Print inode number of each file.
  --device      Print device ID number to which each file belongs.
  ------- Sorting options -------
  -v            Sort files alphanumerically by version.
  -t            Sort files by last modification time.
  -c            Sort files by last status change time.
  -U            Leave files unsorted.
  -r            Reverse the order of the sort.
  --dirsfirst   List directories before files (-U disables).
  --sort X      Select sort: name,version,size,mtime,ctime.
  ------- Graphics options ------
  -i            Don't print indentation lines.
  -A            Print ANSI lines graphic indentation lines.
  -S            Print with CP437 (console) graphics indentation lines.
  -n            Turn colorization off always (-C overrides).
  -C            Turn colorization on always.
  ------- XML/HTML/JSON options -------
  -X            Prints out an XML representation of the tree.
  -J            Prints out an JSON representation of the tree.
  -H baseHREF   Prints out HTML format with baseHREF as top directory.
  -T string     Replace the default HTML title and H1 header with string.
  --nolinks     Turn off hyperlinks in HTML output.
  ---- Miscellaneous options ----
  --version     Print version and exit.
  --help        Print usage and this help message and exit.
  --            Options processing terminator.
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commented Apr 8, 2016

Copied your gist into my zsh :

# Install `tree` first — brew install tree
function t() {
  # Defaults to 3 levels deep, do more with `t 5` or `t 1`
  # pass additional args after
  tree -I '.git|node_modules|bower_components|.DS_Store' --dirsfirst --filelimit 15 -L ${1:-3} -aC $2
}
alias t=t

But every time i get t:3: maximum nested function level reached message :(

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commented Apr 8, 2016

@azakordonets since you have a function named t, there really is no reason to alias it to t. I don't see this in my zsh but I believe that's the issue, if you want to use an alias, name the function _t for example and then alias t=_t.

Also, it seems like --filelimit and -a are conflicting options, at least when I tried to original function, and it only seems to take one additional parameter after the level parameter, so with these issues in mind, I made the following change:

function _t() {
  # Defaults to 3 levels deep, do more with `t 5` or `t 1`
  # pass additional args after
  local levels=${1:-3}; shift
  tree -I '.git|node_modules|bower_components|.DS_Store' --dirsfirst -L $levels -aC $@
}
alias t=_t
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