The command to list the contents of a folder/directory in Unix and Unix-like systems.

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ConEmu + ls — 256 colors not working

I'm using ConEmu (specifically Cmder's version). Running 'cmd', it supports 256 colors (top). However, I can't get other programs to run in 256 color mode. I've tried Perl (middle) and ls (bottom), ...
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Displaying unicode emoji in filenames on Ubuntu

I'd like to use emoji in filenames and access them on the command line, but I can't seem to get it to work with ls. Weird thing is, if I pipe into just about any other program, the emoji are correctly ...
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LS but exclude suffixes

I have files foo.mp3 bar baz.mp3 bar baz 2.mp3 What command would output the following? foo bar\ baz bar\ baz\ 2 I know ls -1b handles the escapes, but how do I cut ...
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how to make ls show hidden files then directories then regular files in order

Is there a way to get ls to show all dot files including hidden directories first then regular directories then regular files? I have read throughout the ls man page but come up with nothing. I have ...
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How to ls -l file from output of grep

I was trying to run the following command: ls -lh `grep -E "^log4j.appender.File" /var/domains/*/servers/*/logs/log4j.properties | sed 's/.*=//g'` but it shows me error: ls: cannot access ...
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Meaning of starting d and starting l in drwxr-xr-x and lrwxr-xr-x

There are two files with the permission strings drwxr-xr-x and lrwxr-xr-x. I was wondering what the starting d and starting l stand for?
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How to configure dircolors in Cygwin

I've been trying to customize the appearance of the ls command in Cygwin, but have not been able to get the dircolors command to work properly. I am was following the steps found in this tutorial. ...
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Filter permissions ls by directories normal users don't have read/execute access

I want to generate a list of directories within usr/bin/ that normal users don't have read/execute access to. I know I can use the 'find' command but don't know how to make it work to display what I ...
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Cannot see files present on server when connecting via Filezilla / SFTP

I am not able to see the files present on the server using Filezilla ftp client. I am using SFTP connection. I am able to connect to the server. I can see only the directories but not the files. ...
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Linux: How could a directory be created without “.” and “..”?

I am not sure if the following issue is specific to busybox: I have an embedded device with busybox installed. From what I understand, when a directory is created, usually 2 hidden files will be ...
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Cannot start Tomcat server from Mac terminal?

I am trying to start the Tomcat server on my Mac. When I navigate to the bin folder, the startup.sh file is there but when I try to run it, it says the file doesn't exist: quickCoder-MacBook-Air:bin ...
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Ordering of filenames in linux - not purely lexicographical?

Given a few files in a directory data the following ls command provides a surprising result in the sense of how they are ordered: for f in data/*; do echo $f; done ...
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ls colors disappear after running zsh

I installed the latest version of zsh on my osx using brew and then went ahead and installed oh-my-zsh. Everything is fine and dandy, but where did my ls colors go? If I run a bash -l inside of that ...
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How to get fish-style formatting with less

Let's say I run a command like ls in fish and get lots of output, how do I scroll through it and still keep the fish formatting or something like it? ls | less doesn't keep the formatting. I know ...
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Alternative to 'ls -A' in Bash

Is there an alternative to ls -A command in native bash functions? Wildcard * isn't the same. I tried hard to find one, but echo * doesn't show hidden files.
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Finding php files that have numbers in the filename

Can someone help me with a command line to find all .php files on a server with a number in the filename? I have searched, as best I can, for other answers, but they typically show for a specific ...
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What does third symbol in “rw-” file mode mean in OS X ls manual page?

I have trouble understanding ls's manual regarding a file that has rw- mode. Here's the quote: If r, the file is readable; if −, it is not readable. If w, the file is writable; if −, it is ...
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On OS X, why does `sudo ls` show hidden (dot) files?

With OS X Yosemite, using the following commands, I get the following: $ touch .a $ touch b $ /bin/ls b $ /bin/ls -A .a b $ sudo /bin/ls .a b It shows hidden files (that have names starting with ...
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Bash: ls * without folder grouping

If I type: ls source/* source/fonts: fontello source/images: bg1.png eng.png fra.png I get the list of files, grouped by folder names. How can I simply get the list of ...
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Why “ls” command highlights some folders?

Why LS highlights folder PyFac ? How disable this highlighting? IMG My .profile: if [ -f $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion ]; then . $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion fi export CLICOLOR=1 ...
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When in ~ directory, why doesn't ls show /usr/ directory?

I can cd /usr/, but why doesn't ls -a or ls -d or ls -d */ show me that the usr directory is there? I have already seen this question, but ls -d */ yields ls: cannot access */: No such file or ...
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Vi can write to file despite file being read-only

The following example show how to create a file with only read permissions. As we can see, when I try to write to this file using the echo command I get, Permission denied. But why, in the case that ...
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ls -ltr command in UNIX and Linux - Behaviour

Why does ls -ltr show different total? We have same files in both unix and linux environment please refer BELOW UNIX > ls -ltr /A/B/C/ total 2140 -rwxr--r-- 1 demo demo 14415 May 30 ...
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ls linux command: how to filter files in other directories

I know what ls folder/ and ls *abc* do in linux. I want to filter out some files in a specific folder. I tried this: ls folder/ *abc but it does not return correct values. Any idea? Thanks
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Head waits for full stdin before printing

When one runs ls | head head seems to wait for the full output of the piped command before printing to screen. This is undesirable when the command will take a very long time to run, such as when ...
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Why are filename ordering rules different on graphical/non-graphical linux programs?

Here is the output of an ls: x-15.txt x-1617.txt x-2411.txt x-24.txt x-ae.txt x-afag.txt x-bdaa.txt x-bd.txt Note that x-1617 comes before x-24 and the same ordering rule seems to apply to the ...
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Linux bash command to list hidden files first, then other files sorted by extension

This page: How can I make "ls" show dotfiles first? lets me list hidden files first, but I also wish to sort non-hidden files by "extension" e.g. all filenames ending with ".png" come after ...
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Can `ls` be set to only list the first X files/directories?

I'm trying to make a command which only displays the first 30 files when the ls command is invoked. I found this method... ls | head -30 ... but it ends up spitting out the files in one long list, ...
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du and ls report different directory size?

In trying to verify that a copy-operation completed successfully (or at least that it didn't skip any files), I ran du -b inside the source and destination directory and it showed a difference of ...
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Why does the ls command require a dash before its parameters but for tar command, the dash is optional?

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying hard to understand the command line. When I want to see the contents of a tar file I use: tar tf tarfile.tar But when I want to see a listing of all file if I ...
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linux ls -l 5th column header size units?

after I ran this command in my linux terminal, ls -l I get the information listed in long file format. Below is an example of my output: drwxr-xr-x. 10 10011 10011 4096 Oct 14 18:51 ...
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an ssh subsystem that does ls

Normally you create a subsystem by doing Subsystem vim /usr/bin/vim or something like that. So how would I do a subsystem that did ls -la? ie. you call the ls subsystem, it gives you an ls and then ...
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ls -l but not ls --color=never slow on nfs-mounted directory, if simulatenously writing to that directory

when I dump data into an NFS-mounted directory, reading files modes (e.g. ls -l) is several orders of magnitude slower than a plain file listing (e.g. ls --color=never). I would like to understand ...
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Bash - list files within date range

So far I've been basing my efforts around this blog and have come up with: startdate=”201407010000? enddate=”201408010000? touch -t $startdate ./startdatefiles touch -t $enddate ./enddatefiles find ...
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If the permissions on a file were set so that everyone could read from or write to the file, how would that be represented symbolically

If the permissions on a file were set so that everyone could read from or write to the file, how would that be represented symbolically (within the output of an 'ls -l' command)?
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Why doesn't ls show the group name?

When I use ls -l, it does NOT show the group names in the listings. Only the user names. aj@host:/media/storage$ ll total 724 drwxrwxrwx 10 root 4096 Sep 17 18:23 . drwxr-xr-x 3 root ...
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How can I get VIM to maintain the creation date for a file? (OS X)

So whenever I save a file in VIM on OS X, it seems to overwrite the entire thing instead of updating it. If I run ls -tU I can see that the creation date changes and it does indeed update to the last ...
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Is it possible to move last modified files using ls, tail and mv?

I want to move the last 3 modified files from a directory using bash commands. However, I noticed that I can use find in the following way: find . -type f -mtime -0.5 -print -exec mv {} ...
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cd into first/second/third directory returned by ls -d */

Say I am in a directory code: /code /very-long-and-descriptive-name If I want to cd into that directory (or a directory if it comes first in alphabetical order), I can just cd *. Now say I add ...
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OS X Terminal wildcard doesn't work for some paths

Okay, this is weird, hopefully someone here can explain what is happening. I am using OS X 10.9.4 and I want to list files in a directory (and filter them using *) I want to look for zip files in ...
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problematic listing of folder with many files

In ubuntu I have a folder that contains many (~10M) .txt files (around 1-2KB each). Folder is not big by itself (around 400MB) and does not contain subfolders, just the .txt files. I need to list it ...
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FTP.exe ls to local Output File Permission Denied on Local Network

I am trying to access a directory on my Filezilla FTP server using the ftp command in Windows from a local computer on the network, and then put a list of all those files in the directory in a text ...
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Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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SunOS 5.10 - ignore certain files in ls

I don't know why but I can't execute ls with ignore flag: -bash-3.2$ ls -I '*.log' ls: illegal option -- I Do you know what else can I try?
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How to List Files greater than particular timestamp?

I have a directory in linux which has a list of log files where log files get auto generated if some job runs. Each log file gets appended with the timestamp like "JobName_TimeStamp" UPDATED: ...
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Finding the newest file in a directory with a million files

I'm currently using ls -t | head -1 to get the name of the newest file. But it takes a long time because my directory has a million files. I guess a chunk of time is lost unnecessarily in ls -t when ...
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How to create a fixed size virtual disk with qemu-img?

What's the best way to create a fixed size disk with qemu-img ? I tried doing this., and it always seems to be creating a virtual /growing disk, doing a ls returns the actual small size of the vmdk. ...
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Why is `ls` command not permitted in non-root account even using `sudo`?

I logged into Ubuntu with guest session account, but the ls command is not permitted even using sudo. But... why? Any ideas?
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ls to list files sorted by filename without the extension

I want to list a bunch of files that are sorted by their names excluding the file extension. I have these files in a directory $ls mobility_arXiv.tex mobility_SR.bbl paper-hj-mm.tex ...
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Ignoree a specific file in file count “wc -l”

e.g. I have directory like ABC. And this directory contain following files (it contain number of files i just include 4 fils here) 2014-04-29T06-19-20_17368f93ce.mp4.uploaded ...