Command line program to draw trees

For installation instructions, see the file INSTALL.


Format a tree using double-stroke box drawing characters:

printf "A\n\tB\n\t\tC\n\tD\n" | dtree -sd

tree(1) replacement:

find . -print | sed -E "s,[^/]+/,$(printf '\t'),g" | dtree

same, using ASCII characters:

find . -print | sed -E "s,[^/]+/,$(printf '\t'),g" | dtree -sa




$ git clone https://git.sr.ht/~strahinja/dtree
$ cd dtree
$ su

If you have djb redo:

# redo install

if you don't:

# ./do install

Persistent build configuration file

The file config.redo will be sourced when building targets which also accept configuration through environment variables. For example, CC and PREFIX are specified in config.redo.


Replace gcc in CC with cc and add -D_BSD_SOURCE, eg:

# CC='cc -g -Wall -pedantic -std=c99 -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=200809L
	./do install

and change MANPREFIX to



dtree - Command line program to draw trees
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