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 there a difference between the other two?
This is located in your
alias ll='ls -al'
By taking a look at the manual pages for the command
ls, you can see what those two attributes accomplish together:
-a: do not ignore entries starting with
-l: use a long listing format.
So you can understand that
ls -l would ignore any entry starting with
.. That's their only difference.
Let me note, that, as commented, the
ll alias differs from installation to installation. In case you are wondering what's yours, please open up a terminal and enter:
This will show you how
ll is set. You can then look up the additional attributes by typing:
ll is a common alias for
ls -l. It is a part of the default
.bashrc, with a couple more options:
$ grep 'alias ll' /etc/skel/.bashrc alias ll='ls -alF'