Questions relating to the Linux 'list' command (ls)

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can anybody explain what ls -l do? [duplicate]

can anybody explain what ls -l do? I'm new to command line functions so simple explanation would suffice. Thank you. For my reference the results I get when I typed ls -l was: drwxrwxr-x 3 student ...
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What does 'ls -al' do?

When I entered the -al attribute with the ls command, I got the following: anupam@JAZZ:~/blog$ ls -al total 76 drwxrwxr-x 13 anupam anupam 4096 Aug 28 21:45 . drwxr-xr-x 34 anupam anupam 4096 Aug 28 ...
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exclude certain files in ls

I would like to run ls and exclude certain files in the output. When I run the following command, I get all files with each on one line: $ ls -1 file1 file2 file3 temp I would like to run this ...
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How do I djvubind on ls and grep result?

How do I djvubind only files that are in ls | grep -P "page\\d\\d\\d.tif"?
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terminal ls command not showing all files

I'm familiarizing myself with the terminal, and trying to use the ls command is the directory /usr/bin. Unfortunately, it doesn't show me everything in the folder, the terminal cuts it off. How ...
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Sorting files by ASCII conventions in Ubuntu 14.04

This has been an incredible annoyance for me because it should be so easy to fix!!! I want ASCII conventions to be applied when sorting files (both in the terminal and in nautilus) because the ...
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before.rules date

I can't figure out why one of my before rules file has a date that is in the future. Today's date is July 3rd but the file time stamp states Jul 6. Below is the output from ls -l in the /etc/ufw ...
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List files appended with an order number

Is there a quick way to list all the files from a location having an appended order number? something like: ls -a generates the result: 1 file a 2 file b ... 100 file whatever Thanks. P.S. ...
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list directory name of symbolic link

I am trying to find all the symbolic links on my system with name keytool. I use the below command : ls -lR | grep keytool It gives some results, but i want the directory names as well. So i use ...
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List hidden files without using - ( * | [closed]

Is it possible to list hidden files without using the characters mentioned above? This means not using any options or the * wildcard as well as some other characters (e.g this is not allowed "ls -a", ...
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How to enter every directory in current path and execute script

I want to enter every directory retuned by ls command and execute script. I tried this (and many other things), but it just does not work ls | awk '{print $1" && pwd"}' | xargs cd How to ...
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ls system command not showing terminal colors

I've just been fooling around with some code in C, an example of a really basic program is as follows which just, obviously, lists the directories using the ls system command. #include ...
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ls on home directory very slow

A while ago, I accidentally created hundreds of thousands of files in my home directory which I subsequently deleted. Since then however, running ls in my home directory has been extremely slow ...
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Changing current directory to directory that have identifier as the substring

My terminal is currently in the home directory, and the home directory contains a directory which have "round" as the substring. Is there any way to directly change to that directory without typing ...
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What is the double slash (//) directory?

I mistakenly typed cd // instead of cd /. To my surprise, current directory showed up as //. What is that directory? Why does it exist? apple@snipped $ pwd /home/apple apple@snipped $ cd / ...
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How to Search for Files Recursively into Subdirectories

I am trying to look for all XML files in a particular directory and all sub-directories (recursively) inside it. ls -R *.xml is only listing files in the current directory. I am quite sure, the ...
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How to show only hidden files in Terminal?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files, some of them are hidden. The command ls -a list all files, including hidden ones, but I need just to list hidden files. What command should I ...
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How do I change the color for directories with ls in the console?

On my console the color for directories is such a blue, that it is hard to read on a dark background. How can I change the color definitions for ls? After trying something, I wonder how to just ...
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What does ? in output of ls -la mean?

I'm having trouble with my webserver an noticed that the output of ls -la /var/www contains irregularily ? instead of permission digits, e.g. $ LANGUAGE=C ls -la /var/www/ ls: cannot access ...
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How to make ls produce ISO 8601 format

In older versions of Ubuntu, like 9.10, ls(1) produced ISO 8601 format by default, in the way ls -l --time-style=long-iso does it. With 12.04, we're back at the older Unix style. Thus replacing ...
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Find files in a directory and list them

I'm in a directory containing several sites directories. All these sites have a logs/ directory. I wish to find and list the files under each logs/ directory with the -ls parameter.
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Count total number of files in particular directory with specific extension

I want to count the total number of files in particular directory that ends with ".mp4" extension. I am getting following command: ls -F |grep -v / | wc -l It count all the files in particular ...
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“How would you use the ls command to display all of the files/directories in the directory ‘/sbin’ that start with ‘az’? ”

I could do this on my own if I was in the /sbin directory, but I cant seem to figure out how to do this form the parent directory.
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One command for ls and cat functionality?

Okay guys, this is an experimental question warning! I often confuse cat and ls when quickly working on the console. Not because I forget their meanings, no. Just because I type without deeply ...
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How can I group the files in a directory based on their file size

I have a directory where I am writing lots of files but I know each of them fall under one of the 3 pre-determined memory sizes based on what I write. Any file I write may be either 300KB or 129.1MB ...
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How to move multiple files at once to a specific destination directory?

I got a bunch of files in some directory (along with many other files) that I want to move. Luckily, all the files I want to move contain a certain identifier in their names, so I can ls | grep ...
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“ls” with one-digit pattern gives me strange results

I'm running Ubuntu as VM in VMWare Fusion on MacPro: ayakovlev@ubuntu:~$ uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.11.10.3 #1 SMP Thu Mar 6 15:31:54 EST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The command below outputs ...
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What's the easiest way to remove the “total <size>” line from the output of ls -l?

The best I could find via Google/man ls was: ls -l | grep -v '^total' Is there something I'm missing in the flags to ls? Also, why is the total size in kb, regardless of the -h flag? scratch that, ...
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No command is working, edited .bashrc file

I edited .bashrc file with PATH value, but when I open a new terminal after this, none of command is working. When i am opening a new terminal its giving : bash: export: `/usr/lib/java/jdk1.7.0_51': ...
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after ssh session : -bash: /bin/ls: no such file or directory

I've logged into my Ubuntu server from work via putty under Windows. Right away I noticed something weird. I could not use the ls command. Got: -bash: /bin/ls: no such file or directory I didn't pay ...
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List Video Filename and Duration for multiple files in folder and subfolders with path too if possible

I need to get a list of filenames and path along with the duration of the file. All are video files. Some files are in subfolders as well. I need the list sorted according to duration. My goal is to ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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Strange terminal navigation when logged in as new user

I am not even sure how to ask this properly.. I am using EC2 Ubuntu 12.04 I added a new user sudo useradd -g admin admin sudo adduser admin sudo Changed shudders so I can use new user without ...
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ls command without username?

I want to use ls --full-time -lnG but do not wish to list the user names at all. Is there any way to do this? I would consider -n and -G optional if it is conflicting with getting this done.
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Using ls and cd comands on network folders

Super-new linux/terminal user here- Is it possible to use ls and cd comands directly on directories within a public folder on a NAS, or does the share need to me mounted within the root directory ...
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Independence between sudo and the instruction it receives as an argument

I don't understand why the directory dir1 isn't shown with the same colour. Although this may look unimportant, it seems to me that this is a violation of the so oftenly mentioned principle of ...
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Nautilus sort order with ls

I am creating image sprites and have neatly named around 100 files. I am using the following to generate an image sprite from individual images: convert $(ls -w 1000) +append sprite.png I have just ...
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what is the command to be able page up/down a long text?

i keep forgetting and I am not sure how to look this up if for example i want to see the ls commands --help, its very long i remember there's a command that allows you to go up and down on the ...
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How can I direct a pipe input to ls command?

When I type sth. like that find . -name *foo* | ls -lah it gives me a ls-output of 'pwd' like I had no file(s) given to 'ls'. To simply use ls -lah $( find . -name *foo* ) works well (when the ...
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ls command very slow after deletion of thousand files on a directory

I have a dir under /home/myuser dir which an application stores and deletes millions of temporary files. When I do ls on this dir (now it only has a hundred files only) it is too slow (actually I do ...
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Confused with the alias solution?

I am trying to define alias for a group of commands counting recursively and displaying the number of all sub-directories encountered for any working directory (including ones with invisible file ...
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Having problem with alias?

I am trying to define alias for a group of commands counting and displaying the number of all files in account’s space with the names starting with g, t, and w. I got the result with the following ...
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Is ls printing wrong information for read-only NTFS mount?

I have this entry in my fstab (note the ro option) UUID=XYZ /win ntfs defaults,ro 0 0 ls / -l reads drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Nov 7 10:41 win If I try to copy something into ...
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What is the significance of '*' (star, asterisk) in the file listing results?

I have noticed that some of my files have an asterisk at end. Does the asterisk at the end have any particular significance? I think they are mostly executable and displayed in green by the ls ...
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meaning of “ls -la” color

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 and I've created two directory symbolic links. By using ls -la, console shows source directory with light blue and target directory with blue. But only one of them target ...
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listing files in a directory without listing subdirectories and their contents in that directory

I want to create a list of all the files in a directory, without listing any of the subdirectories that reside in that same directory, and print that list to a new file. ls -d * > filelist will create ...
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Difference between ls and dir [duplicate]

Why does the output of ls appears in colour while the output result of dir command comes colorless? What's difference between the ls and dir?
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How to list all the files in a tree (a directory and its subdirs)?

For a task of mine I need to list all the files in a tree (a directory, all its subdirs, all subdirs of those, etc.). I'd prefer to see them in Nautilus or Krusader, but a command-line solution is ...
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List all files that do not have extensions

I want to list all files in a directory that don't have extensions. For example: $ ls a.txt b c.pdf d e.png $ ls -someOption b d What command I can use instead of ls ...
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print contents of a directory structure (filesystem) to CSV on the command line

How can I catalog the contents of a filesystem to a CSV file? This is particularly useful for removable media. I've found a couple links that point in this direction: AskUbuntu.com: listing files ...