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I have a folder (say, Downloads) with a custom icon.
When I execute cd Downloads and then ls, it displays


How can I make the ls command skip (thus not showing) the icon files? Maybe a .bash_profile function that overrides ls or something like that?

Thank you!

(PS: I'm on OS X 10.8)

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OS X's ls doesn't have the --ignore option, but you can install the GNU ls with brew install coreutils.

alias ls="gls --ignore $'Icon\r'"
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You can create an alias to ls like this:

alias ls='ls --ignore=Icon*'
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