I've been trying to find the difference between using the dir and ls commands in terminal. I know ls is the traditional unix method of viewing the files in a directory, and that dir is the windows command prompt equivalent, but both commands work in terminal.
If i type dir it displays the files and folders in the directory, and if I type ls it does the same, except with content highlighting. Both commands accept options (i.e. 'ls -a' and 'dir -a' both return all files and folders and hidden files.
So does anyone know what the difference is and why both dir and ls are used?