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

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List files/direcotries according to their modification time

How can I list files or directories according their last modification time either in ascendant or descendant way ?
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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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How do I direct a file to be stored in a different folder?

So I'm trying to direct a file to be created in another folder (let's say on my Desktop) from my bin directory. I made a text file with all the files in the directory using ls > textfile but this ...
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Command to list only output files of gcc operation? [closed]

I have a directory with many c programs and some other files. After performing gcc -o output_name filename.c on c files i have respective output files in the same folder. What terminal command and ...
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locate command finds a file's path, but the file does not exist in that path [duplicate]

I have written: locate Origin90SR2DVD.iso And I received the path where that file is located: /home/david/Origin90SR2DVD.iso Then I have written: cd /home/david I have run: ls -lrth And ...
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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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Difference between 'dir' and 'ls' terminal commands?

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 ...
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How can I list mp3 files that have a leading period?

I have mp3 files in a directory. For this example, let's assume they are these 3: Enter Sandman.mp3 ...And Justice For All.mp3 St. Anger.mp3 How can I list (ls is highly preferred) all ...
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What does this mean in my program? -exec ls -s {} [duplicate]

-exec ls -s is part of my program just want to know what does -s {} mean. This is my whole program, I know what it does: find $root -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n | tail -n 15 >> ...
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Looking for info on the output of “ls -l” [duplicate]

So I used ls -l on a directory of mine. The output was this: What does the single number in the second row mean and how can it be changed? I could not find info about this in man pages.
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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 ...
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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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ubuntu folder permission changed to drwsrwsrwt and nautilus shows files and terminal doesn't

I am having wierd situation. I am using ubuntu 14.10. I can open all directories in nautilus but when I try to list files in terminal, only one directory get listed. I can traverse through the ...
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Recursive directory listing of /proc

I'm trying to obtain a recursive directory listing of my filesystem using the command $ ls -alRc from root directory. Everything is running fine except the /proc directory listing, which results ...
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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 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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browse images in the same order by ls or nautilus?

I sort the images in a dir according to some order (e.g. their timstamp) in nautilus, and then I wonder how to browse them in the same order in eye of gnome or some image viewer? Similarly, If I ...
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Shouldnt .bashrc run every time I log in?

Newish to Ubuntu so forgive if I word things oddly... All I really want to do is have my ls command changed to ls --color=always -ragX Got that solved... Alias will do nicely. Now, to have that run ...
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ls --color=auto is not working?

Why ls command is not showing color in Ubuntu 14.04.2? ...previously it worked... My alias report>> jharvard@appliance (~): alias alias cp='cp -i' alias gdb='gdb -q' alias ll='ls -l --color=auto' ...
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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?
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Why does 'echo *' give different results than 'ls *'?

For example, if you are in home directory and type ls *, you will have all the directories listed, and below the name of the listed directory, the files that it contains. On the other hand, if you ...
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Difference between ls -l and ll?

I'm relatively new to programming as a whole and some tutorials have been telling me to use ls -l to look at files in a directory and others have been saying ll. I know that ls is a short list, but is ...
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getting countbroken>0; won't update

running Ubuntu on an WIN7 Inspirion, that will not boot up. Ubuntu has been working ok, till a few weeks ago. It wouldn't update software. Error was COUNTBROKEN>0. (or BROKENCOUNT>0) Would appreciate ...
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Does the ls command work differently on a (ubuntu 14.04.10) server? I can't figure out how to explore my files

all. Very new to linux, but I thought I understood file exploration from the command line. The problem: I can't figure out how to navigate my files or directories, the console isn't displaying any ...
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Why do I not see my /bin, /var, (etc.) directories in my root partition?

I recently bought a VPS and when I log in as a root user, I dont see the /boot, /bin, /var, etc. directories. Why is this? This is what I see when I use my ls -la command in the terminal. I am the ...
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ls command not showing latest file

I just did a mysqldump on my Ubuntu EC2 server. If I browse the directory in Filezilla, I can see the dump file, but not when I run the ls command in terminal. Why is this happening?
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Finding files in sub directories

Still a newbie. Using a clean machine, purchased from System 76 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Got it mid-May of 2014. Why can't I find files in the current and its subdirectories? I've tried ...
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How to find all PDF files in directories and their subdirectories?

I want to list all PDF files in the directories of the current working directory. What command can do this? I remember a combination of ls and */*.pdf but don't remember what exact combination.
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Long listing a Directory

2 Questions: 1) How should I long list a directory. Kindly guide me if there's are multiple options to do this .? 2) How do I sort based on the file size?
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Longlisting Files & Directories

I would need to know if there's a way to differentiate files & directories . Note : Without using longlisting
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Selecting from list like array (without name by number)

After I ls and see the list, is there anyway to process a document without typing its name? For example instead of typing rm damnSoLongFileName, can I type something like rm [1]? I mean is there ...
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ls to show dates and times in UTC

How do I get the ls command to show its dates and times in UTC, instead of localtime? I don't want to permanently change the local time for my system to do this.
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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 ...
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new user problem loading brother driver dcp-340cw

when running linux-brprinter-installer it finnishes with "Error csh ls required" can anyone help? just loaded ubutu 14.04 (lost windows 8,1) very new to linux
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The colors when doing “ls” at my ubuntu server diappeared just like that

OK I know it's a super stupid question but driving me crazy! I just had new 14.10 VPS setup and while setting up some basic initial stuff in the terminal out of sudden "ls" command stopped showing any ...
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Open directory from ls result

I have a problem, I would like to pipe ls and cd together. I create shell pipe like: cesta = ls -lat | awk 'NR==2 {print $8"/"}' cd $cesta But it doesn't work. Could you help me. And I didn't ...
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Nautilus shows different permissions (than `ls`) for linked directory

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and i have changed one of my folders permission . when i do ls -al in that directory it shows me : total 48 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Nov 3 05:14 . drwxr-xr-x 30 root ...
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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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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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Hiding “*_files”

When I download web pages complete, I get the html file plus a folder with an _files name. So every time I ls I get a list of all those files. Renaming is a drag. How can I get those out of ...
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ls command is only showing files, and no folders (spaces? instead of them)

Today I typed ls command in my home directory, and it only showed "examples.desktop" and not the folders. But in the past, it showed all the folders like Documents and Downloads. What is the problem ...
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“-k” option for “ls -l” commnad

I can not use "-k" option for ls -l commnad. -k, --kibibytes use 1024-byte blocks There is an option explanation in man ls like above. So I guess that this option is valid. However, ...
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Efficient way to get last modified/created files

I have a folder that has a lot of files (various logs generated by a website). Managed to count them with: $ find . -maxdepth 1|wc -l 803313 Now I need to check the logs in the past few days. ...
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How to list all symbolic links in a directory

I have a symbolic link in my /var/www/ directory that links to WordPress. When I run the command ls -la from the /var/www/ directory the link to WordPress doesn't show up. Is there a way to list all ...
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ls command not working in ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to use ls command in my ubuntu 14.04 but it keeps on showing the following error, ls: unrecognized option '--color=auto' BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) multi-call binary. ...
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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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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 ...