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If I do a simple ls specifying a filename pattern, like ls A*, for directories that match the pattern, it will enter the directory and give the full listing, but how could I get just the listing for ./ and only the names of the directories inside, but not their contents?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

You can try this command:

ls -d A*/
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If you need to do it recursively you could use

find . -type d -name A\*
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ls -l | grep '^d' will list only directories in the '.' current directory
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