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qbbr-colorful-ls-with-awk

ls -lA --color=always | \
    awk \
        -v black=$(tput setaf 0) \
        -v red=$(tput setaf 1) \
        -v green=$(tput setaf 2) \
        -v yellow=$(tput setaf 3) \
        -v blue=$(tput setaf 4) \
        -v magenta=$(tput setaf 5) \
        -v cyan=$(tput setaf 6) \
        -v white=$(tput setaf 7) \
        -v reset=$(tput sgr0) \
    '
    # for trim first space
    function ltrim(s) {
        sub(/^ /, "", s);
        return s;
    }
    BEGIN {
        # for normal spaces output (size field)
        FPAT = "([[:space:]]*[^[:space:]]+)";
        OFS = "";
    }
    {
        if (NR > 1) { # skip 1st line \w total
            # permissions
            $1 = magenta$1reset;
            # link count
            $2 = blue$2reset;
            # owner (wrap "[]")
            $3 = ltrim($3);
            $3 = " ["yellow$3reset; # user
            $4 = yellow$4reset"]";  # group
            # size
            $5 = green$5reset;
            # datetime (wrap "()")
            $6 = ltrim($6);
            $6 = " ("cyan$6reset; # month
            $7 = cyan$7reset;     # day
            $8 = cyan$8reset")";  # time
            print
        }
    }
    '
# .bashrc
ls() {
    ls -lA --color=always $* | awk 'put awk code here'
}