Redesigning the Sardi Icons yourself – changing the colors of the folders – Sardi Mono

I was looking at the Sardi Mono and I found that the folders were too black to my liking. It is almost impossible to see the icons in the Cinnamon menu.

Idea : Why not use  the icons of Sardi Flat Black and make them more gray and use these for Sardi Mono.


  • Inkscape is installed
  • Sublime text is installed

The movie is the full analysis of my search – no pauses

Coding that has been used is:

And that is all it takes to change the colours but the how we got there is for the most interesting part.

find -name "*.svg" -exec sed -i 's/fill:#494949/fill:#949494/g' {} \;    
find -name "*.svg" -exec sed -i 's/fill="#494949"/fill="#949494"/g' {} \;


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