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  • LS Command - List Content command help

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    Hello All,

    In order to display list contents of a directory one can use ‘LS’ command. Below mentioned is the syntax with all possible options:

    ls [-a] [-A] [-b] [-c] [-C] [-d] [-f] [-F] [-g] [-i] [-l] [-L] [-m] [-o] [-p] [-q] [-r] [-R] [-s] [-t] [-u] [-x] [pathnames]

    -a Shows you all files, even files that are hidden (these files begin with a dot.)
    -A List all files including the hidden files. However, does not display the working directory (.) or the parent directory (..).
    -b Force printing of non-printable characters to be in octal \ddd notation.
    -c Use time of last modification of the i-node (file created, mode changed, and so forth) for sorting (-t) or printing (-l or -n).
    -C Multi-column output with entries sorted down the columns. Generally this is the default option.
    -d If an argument is a directory it only lists its name not its contents.
    -f Force each argument to be interpreted as a directory and list the name found in each slot. This option turns off -l, -t, -s, and -r, and turns on -a; the order is the order in which entries appear in the directory.
    -F Mark directories with a trailing slash (/), doors with a trailing greater-than sign (>), executable files with a trailing asterisk (*), FIFOs with a trailing vertical bar (|), symbolic links with a trailing at-sign (@), and AF_Unix address family sockets with a trailing equals sign (=).
    -g Same as -l except the owner is not printed.
    -i For each file, print the i-node number in the first column of the report.
    -l Shows you huge amounts of information (permissions, owners, size, and when last modified.)
    -L If an argument is a symbolic link, list the file or directory the link references rather than the link itself.
    -m Stream output format; files are listed across the page, separated by commas.
    -n The same as -l, except that the owner's UID and group's GID numbers are printed, rather than the associated character strings.
    -o The same as -l, except that the group is not printed.
    -p Displays a slash ( / ) in front of all directories.
    -q Force printing of non-printable characters in file names as the character question mark (?).
    -r Reverses the order of how the files are displayed.
    -R Includes the contents of subdirectories.
    -s Give size in blocks, including indirect blocks, for each entry.
    -t Shows you the files in modification time.
    -u Use time of last access instead of last modification for sorting (with the -t option) or printing (with the -l option).
    -x Displays files in columns.
    -1 Print one entry per line of output.
    pathnames File or directory to list.


    Shane G.

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