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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Basic UNIX/LINUX commands:ls command

Some of the most frequently used commands in Linux are: This command is used for directory listing.It is same as dir command in MSDOS.
Switches used with this command are:
ls -a displays all file name including those beginning with a dot
ls -d .* Only filenames beginning with a dot
ls / lists the contents of the root directory
ls -l prints long listing with description of permissions,links,ownership,size etc
ls /dir filenames inside dir
ls -d /dir only shows the description of dir not its content
ls -R recursive file list
ls -t Filenames sorted by last modification time
ls -u Filenames sorted by last access time
ls -i inode number
ls -ltr sorts listing chronologically form older to newer

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