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folder not shown when being created by command line

I have an issue when I am creating a folder by command line. I create it by typing: mkdir TEST and it does not appear on the graphical desktop view. But if I type the command "ls" in the Terminal I ...
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Stuck at grub rescue and when I type “ls” it comes up with “unknown command”

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old HP Compaq. When I boot the computer it goes straight to grub rescue saying: "error: symbol not found: "grub_register_command_proi"". After looking on various forums ...
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In the output of 'ls -n', what does the the second column mean?

When I run: ls -n I get something like: -rwxrwxrwx 1 1000 1000 765528 2009-10-15 18:41 file1 drwxr-xr-x 10 1000 1000 4096 2010-12-07 20:50 dir1 drwxr-xr-x 3 1000 1000 4096 2010-10-24 ...
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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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Store file list of current directory to a file [duplicate]

How can I get a list of all files in the current directory and store that to a file named mycurrent using the command-line?
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display 1st and 10th line of user login [duplicate]

how to Redirect the list of all the users and their login date/time that are currently logged in into “data.txt” and display 1st and 10th line from data.txt
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Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file

Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file can any body help me in that its easy but i am little bit confused so please help on this
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How does ls -l format its output so neatly?

How does ls -l format its output so that column contents line up neatly?
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Getting file name in hex or base64

Due to a question on Software Recommendations, I thought I could implement a program that parses the output of ls -l and displays the files in an Explorer like style. This approach was suggested on ...
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How can I direct a pipe input to ls command?

When I type something like: find . -name *foo* | ls -lah it returns the same result as a plain ls command, as though it had no input. However: ls -lah $( find . -name *foo* ) works well, but ...
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ls and cd give no output when used with sudo

In my root user directory, ls outputs this: Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates However, sudo -i ls does not give any output ...
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Why does not pipe work with 'find' and 'ls'

Why does not pipe work with 'find' and 'ls' If I do find . -name *foo* | ls -lah , it does a ls on $PWD and not the output of find. The solution however is find . -name *foo* | xargs -r ls -alh or ...
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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 use?...
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What does 'ls -la' 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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why does everyone use ls more often than tree -L 2? [closed]

tree -L 2 gives better view of the documents,folders it seems to be better than ls.
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How to run a command at login

So I've been looking around and I can find ways to run commands every time you open a new terminal and inadvertently figured out how to make a continuous loop of opening terminals. I've edited ....
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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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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 sub-...
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How can I enable different color for FORTRAN files (or for that matter any other extension files with different colors) when listing files?

I want to display different color for different kinds of files. For example, all script files are generally highlighted in green color in bash. Similarly, I want to have a different color for all ...
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Change ls colors only in home directory not in mounted disk

I try change color of Dir in ls so i add this into my .bashrc: alias ls='ls --color=auto LS_COLORS=$LS_COLORS:'di=1;33:' export LS_COLORS and it works. But when i'm in my mounted disk it does not ...
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Set -h as default for ls? [duplicate]

I use the -h flag to make ls report in M,K,G etc Can I set the -h flag to be the defaul for ls so I don't need to write it every time ?
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In the sentence “ls -Ral /bin > TalhaA452.txt” [duplicate]

what does -Ral do? I dont know what this word means in the sentence "ls -Ral /bin > TalhaA452.txt"
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Does the terminal learn common typos? [duplicate]

This may seem like a stupid question. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with GNOME Terminal 3.16.2. When I was new to the system, I often typed 'l' or 'la' instead of 'ls' to list files, and would then be told ...
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Why doesn't ls combined with awk show exact sizes?

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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What do the symbols like =, * and | in the output of “ls -F” mean?

I am working on creating a 'cheat sheet' of shell commands. I am currently researching the ls command and its flags. For the -F flag I know what the majority of the appended indicators mean but for; = ...
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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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Can I change the default of “block-size” in commands?

Several commands use --block-size 1K as the default and I find myself counting numbers. Is there a way to automatically and permanently change the block-size of commands like du,ls,df to greater ...
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ls output not compact anymore

I wanted to ask about the ls command in lubuntu 15.10. Now there is a new line for every entry. I know from other distributions that there is also an output style where ls outputs the content of ...
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Sort files by name as if they were dates

I have a backup bash script which hashes everything into a tar.gz in a backup dir. For a restore script, I need to be able to select the single newest one from bash. the format of my backup folder is ...
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could someone explain the outcome entries into a file? [duplicate]

I have read a really good answer explaining what -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 523454 Aug 8 2014 name means. However, It did not explain the number before the root root. Also, could you explain what ...
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Difference in default “ls” and execvp “ls” call [duplicate]

I called "ls" command using the execvp system call from inside a c file. But there seems to be a slight difference. The exe files in the default ls call are highlighted green But not in my own ...
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How to list file names with a total of X letters

Say I have a list of the following files in my current dir: lab1.jav mytst2 pie.c prog2.c tst3.ex tst5:5.tlab2jav lab2jav.ext new.c prog1.c tst1 tst4.exc tst6:6123.tA7-tst.c fred....
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funky permissions, what does it mean? [duplicate]

I was having a hard time with a particular folder. When I looked at the folder, this is what I saw: $ls -al ?????????? 2 denis denis 4096 Feb 20 09:32 public_html I changed it, with chmod, but....
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What is the la command?

I just mistyped ls as la. Without noticing, I ran it: tim@Hairy:~$ la detection.sh output-2.jpg output-4.jpg output-6.jpg output-8.jpg Test1.pdf output-1.jpg output-3.jpg output-5.jpg output-...
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Long Commands Pasting Into The Terminal

I can't paste the long command into the terminal. There is a ls command which takes alot of argumnets and i'm trying to insert in into the terminal by copying. But it runs every single line. So i ...
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List all recently changed files (recursive)

So, I want to display (via ls for example) all files, which were changed in the last seven days. If I'm in my docroot-folder, it should be able to look "deeper". For example: File Last ...
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Can't execute this file [closed]

I can't execute the skype file. I have the permissions I need. What's the meaning of filename* in the ll output?
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Size of device file ( missing in ls -l output )

When I try to print the device file output shows binary data in hexadecimal format. But upon doing a ls -l /dev/sda I get: brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 0 Jan 29 12:29 /dev/sda I don't ...
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what do the columns in 'ls -l' mean? [duplicate]

I am looking specifically for the second column and how to change it. I know it has something to do with owners or groups but I cannot find a direct definition of what it means
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What do these files mean and how should I replace?

In order to get into Symphony framework I had to install Virtual Box (VB) and Vagrant and SSH into the Ubuntu system I created with the default values of Puphpet. In order for my application to work ...
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5030 in ls output.?

I am getting the following in the output of ls for the home directory of arcsight user. drwxr-xr-x 2 5030 tspplatformadmin 4096 2016-01-28 02:51 arcsight What I expected the output to be: ...
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Meaning of “b” and “c” in file privileges description (output of ls -l)

Basic question regarding the ls utility. What do letters "b" and "c" mean at the beginning of the 10-symbol code describing the item privileges ? From what I understand, when typing ls -l, the ...
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Display the name of all files with home directory which is smaller (in size) than 10 KB but bigger than 5 KB

Display the name of all files with home directory which is smaller (in size) than 10 KB but bigger than 5 KB. using Linux comand. pls help me
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Why doesn't this wildcard work the way I expect?

On my user folder, I have folders like D ropbox, D ocuments, D ownloads & d ump. ls a* should list all the files whose name starts with a. Right? But when I gives the command ls d*, instead of ...
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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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ls command to view particular string in filename within directory

I have bunch of files in one directory. I want to list specific files within this directory whose name as follows; stacov_abcd0230.15o stacov_abcd0240.15o stacov_ab120240.15o stacov_01020240.15o ...
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why ls -a command showing file name in red color? [duplicate]

As shown in the above picture, When I do the command ls -a is one specific file name in red color. Why is it so?
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How do I sort the output of “ls” by last modified - including the date?

So the output would be either: Most recent at the top OR most recent at the bottom - giving the times when the contents of the working directory were modified? Apparently, ls -t is supposed to give ...
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How to list text files without a .txt file extension?

For example, how can I replicate: ls *.txt when my text files are missing the .txt ending, and as far as extensions go appear the same as many other types of file? Alternatively, is it possible to ...