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"d" means the file is a directory (folder) "l" means the file is symbolic link (shortcut)


The d stands for directory. The l stands for symbolic link. The first character in the permissions string has nothing to do with permissions. It simply identifies what kind of object it is.


For OS X, it looks like the best you get is: ls -l -T From the ls(1) manpage on 10.10.5: -T When used with the -l (lowercase letter ``ell'') option, display complete time information for the file, including month, day, hour, minute, second, and year.

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