Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: Directory Assistance, How May I Help You?
Feb 04, 2004, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
"In almost every column in this series, I've suggested that you
use the man command to learn more about the commands being
discussed. This week I'll show you why that's a good idea.
Remember, there's a lot more to even the smallest commands, like
ls, which lists the contents of a directory, than meets the eye.
Let's drill down a bit and find out what else "ls" can do for us
other than simply telling us the file names in a directory.
"The man page on "ls" tells us that the basic format of the
ls [OPTION]... [FILE]...
"By default, without any options, the command produces a list of
file names in alphabetical order for either the current directory
or the directories (the [FILE]s in the basic format shown above)