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

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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 ...
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How to list only ordinary files on UNIX

I'd like to list only ordinary files (not directories or symlinks) using ls from GNU tools. So far I have only some hackish greps. Is there an option or better way of doing that? Edit: I need more ...
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Completely hide files on Linux

i was wondering if there's a way to prevent a ls -a command to display certain files to certain user/group The criteria could be: if the file is hidden and the user/group has no read access, then ...
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ls command - long format field separator

Is there a way to use a different field separator for the long output of ls? I have problems in parsing the output of ls -l because some fields, in my case the group, contain spaces. I went through ...
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What is the modification date ls reports for directories in Bash shell?

When I run ls -l in Bash shell, it lists a modification time for both files and directories. As noted in this thread, the modification time for directories does not reflect all of its contents. It ...
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What causes files to use up more more disk space than the file size suggests?

du was showing some drives with much less space than I was expecting, and ls -alh also showed the sum at the top to be a factor of three more than the sum of the individual files. Following this ...
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What does the at sign mean when listing files with ls? [duplicate]

When copying files with cp command on Mac OSX Mavericks and then looking at them ls command I sometimes see an @ sign in the listing. What does it mean please? For example: # cp -v ...
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Search .zip files for sizes

I have a directory with many .zip files. I wish to search through them to match an uncompressed file size (I am trying to find which .zip my file originated in, and the name's been changed). IDEALLY, ...
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Linux - Open nth File LIsted

I'm Ubuntu, I do ls and get a list of files. How would I open the nth file in the list in VIM in reference to its position from the ls command, and not its name? I want to do this cause a directory ...
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Ls command in bash script says 'No such file or directory'

The following is the script I am running #$1 - Argument declare IPATH="sample/" declare F=$IPATH$1 echo $F ls $F The input is ./script.sh "Fil*" The echo output is - sample/Fil* when I run the ...
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Supressing backup files in a ls command not working

How do I suppress backup files displayed in ls? I've already tried - ls --ignore-backup and ls -B Neither suppress the back-up files created by the editors. Am I doing something wrong? or Is there ...
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Find the largest file in directory without size in output

I need to find the biggest file Only one file should be listed Search should work in given directory and subdirectories Output should display absolute path to the file with filename find "$PARAM" ...
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find -mtime fails to return results that ls -l show are there

On a Red Hat Linux system, I have a directory with several hundred files. I wanted to delete all files older than 24 hours. I did the deletion using find . -type f -mtime +1 -delete. Trivial stuff, ...
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Show thumbnails in Mac terminal?

Some time ago I've googled nice screenshot of Mac terminal How it can be possible? Special terminal application or special settings of ls?
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Output of ls command

22387281 -rwxr-xr-x 1 john ce0814 8936 5 Oct 13:54 frk 22379635 -rw-r--r-- 1 john ce0814 322 5 Oct 13:53 frk.c 22445178 -rwx------ 1 john users 4 7 Oct 12:05 log.txt What are the first and third ...
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Get the last file name in a variable in bash?

In a directory, I have the following files: myfile_v01.txt myfile_v02.txt myfile_v03.txt How to make a bash script that detects the value of the last version and put the filename of this last ...
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List files of folder page by page with LS command

I'm wonder if there is some way to list all files of a folder by ls, I know how to use ls for a folders which are small but if list of files doesn't match with the screen size what should I do? there ...
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Unable to get ls to recognise LS_OPTIONS or LS_COLORS?

Trying to get --color=auto as the default ls argument. $ ls --version ls (GNU coreutils) 8.21 … $ echo $LS_COLORS ...
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In linux, how do you get a total size of a folder for files that are 1MB and up

Hi im doing some cleaning up on my server and i want to know how would i get the total size of a folder of files that are 1mb and up and also 1mb and below. I got as far as: ls -lh | grep 'M ' But ...
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How to make `ls` color its output by default, without setting up an alias?

I don't want an alias (alias ls='ls --color'), and I had previously set this up on Mac OSX using CLICOLOR environment variable which magically brought colors to ls. Now I am on Linux (Arch x86-64) ...
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Subdirectories in prompt?

I'm working on making my prompt as useful as possible. Right now, it contains the date, time, and directory, along with a colored divider line so I can easily see where each batch of input starts. I ...
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On executing ls bar you see a list of 10 files of which bar is one of them. How can that happen? [closed]

I came across this question in an exercise in a UNIX textbook and can't seem to figure it out
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What does the * mean next to a filename in the ouput of the command ll? [duplicate]

I have a doubt related the output of ll command. When, in my shell, I execute the ll command I obtain this output: -rwxrwxr-x 1 andrea andrea 104215 ott 15 15:56 atmosfs* Why I have the * next to ...
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ls -l output difference between files and directories?

I looked at IBM's site and read the definition for ls -l, but could not find an answer to my question. When issuing an ls -l command on AIX, what is the explanation for the different 'file size' ...
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ls -l | wc -l output is different when redirected to a new file

"ls -l | wc -l" outputs "1+no. file/directories"(extra one for the first line). However when I run the command ls -l | wc -l > temp (when output is redirected to a new file temp). The value stored in ...
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Ignore NTUSER.DAT files when ls on Git Bash?

I use Git Bash as my terminal on Windows. When I ls in my Home directory, I see some NTUSER.DAT entries, which I assume are system files. They don't appear when I run dir in the default Windows ...
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what does this output of ls mean?

sysadmin@ubuntu /etc $ ls vsftpd* vsftpd-users.db vsftpd.conf vsftpd.conf.backup vsftpd: vsftpd.pem what is this vsftpd: vsftpd.pem part, and what does it mean? I never seen such before. does it ...
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Linux with Lustre file system: slow listing of directory contents after millions of files created and deleted

I ran a script that created millions of files in a directory. I have since deleted the files, but ever since then, it takes ~6 seconds to list the few contents in the directory. This is in CentOS 6 on ...
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Show mounted USB device on Linux

I want to find /dev/ location of a USB device. The main thing is, it's not a drive or any other mass storage , it is basically only a USB modem and wvdial can not detect it. So I just want the ...
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What does # mean in ls output

when I do an ls on a director I get an output like xxxx@l70:~/mail$ ls inbox #inbox# What does the # mean in this context?
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What does the @ at the end of access rights stand for? [duplicate]

When I ls -la, one of my folders has the following notation drwxr-xr-x@ 28 what does @ stand for? For the record, I am using OSX.
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How can I make “ls” show dotfiles first and preserve unicode filenames?

$ export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 $ ls -al total 24 drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:34 . drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:33 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 16:33 .A drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 23 ...
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Pipe with ls command

When I want to know if a command is a link or not, I do like following. $ which locate /usr/bin/locate $ ls -l /usr/bin/locate lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 5月 3 2012 /usr/bin/locate -> ...
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ls command thinks directory is file

I have a directory brothers which contains files John.txt and Max.txt. I can cd into and out of directory brothers with no problems. However, when I'm in brothers superdirectory (one level up) and I ...
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How to rename multiple files in a directory in some pattern in Linux?

I have a directory which has files with random names. What I want to do is rename the files with file1, file2 and so on.The lexicographically smaller file name should be numbered with smaller number. ...
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Print full path of files and sizes with find in Linux

Here are the specs: Find all files in / modified after the modification time of /tmp/test, exclude /proc and /sys from the search, and print the full path of the file along with human readable size. ...
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Is there a way to limit maxdepth for ls -Rhal?

Is there a way to limit maxdepth in a ls -Rhal command? I am aware of find . -maxdepth, but I want to be able to get the file information that comes with ls -Rhal.
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How to use GNU parallel with gunzip

I have a directory full of .gz, I want to expand each archive in parallel with GNU parallel. However I did not achieve anything. I tried parallel 'gunzip {}' ::: `ls *.gz` parallel gunzip `ls *.gz` ...
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Linux shows several folders with the exact same name

I recently used a mac to copy several files and folders to a USB drive (ext4 through ExtFS), and now in Linux (Xbian) two folders in the root of the drive are shown four times. The output of "ls ...
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ls not using the LS_COLORS environment variable

I am using the configuration below for ls. I have changed the $LS_COLORS variable to display directories as cyan colored using di=01;36. However, when I run ls, directories show in purple. If I run ...
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Always run a command after another command

With zsh (and oh-my-zsh), is it possible to always run a command after a certain other command? I want to always run an ls after cding to a directory, rather than running cd example; ls every time. I ...