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PowerShell module to show file and folder icons in the terminal.

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This is very much a work in progress. This means the structure and functionality will most likely change prior to release. Right now, it just BARELY works. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Terminal-Icons is a PowerShell module that adds file and folder icons when displaying items in the terminal. This relies on the custom fonts provided by Nerd Fonts.

You must be using one of the fonts provided by Nerd Fonts for this module to work as these fonts include tons of custom glyphs/icons that are referenced by their unicode number.

How Does this Work?

It uses a custom format.ps1xml file that inspects the items being displayed and looks up their appropriate icon based on name or extension. Icons for well-known files/folders are attempted to be used first before displaying an icon based on the file extension. Any files/folders that are not matched are shown using a generic file or folder icon.


Get-Item ./


Get-ChildItem | Format-List

Get-ChildItem | Format-Wide


Get-ChildItem -Path . -Force

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Any ideas on how to improve this module are welcome. If you have ideas for an appropriate glyph to display for a well-known folder or file, or a particular file extension, please raise an issue. If you'd like to submit an entirely new color or icon theme, take a look at the existing ones here and here, create your new file(s) named what ever you like, and submit a pull request.

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