Listing the Contents of a Directory with ls
ls command lists the contents of the current directory. It is commonly used by itself, but a number of options (also known as switches) are available for
ls and give you more information. If you have just logged in as described earlier, this command lists the files and directories in your user’s home directory:
matthew@seymour:~$ lsDocuments Music file.txt Pictures Music
All directory listings in this chapter are abbreviated to save space.
By itself, the
ls command shows just a list of names. Some are files, some are directories. This is useful if I know what I am looking for but cannot remember the exact name. However, using
ls in this matter has some limitations. First, it does ...