How to use ls command

subject: Commands · date: 2017-12-07

  • List all files, including hidden files:

    $ ls -a
    
  • Long format list (permissions, ownership, size and modification date) of all files:

    $ ls -la
    
  • Long format list with size displayed using human readable units (KB, MB, GB):

    $ ls -lh
    
  • Long format list sorted by size (descending):

    $ ls -lS
    
  • Long format list of all files, sorted by modification date (oldest first):

    $ ls -ltr
    
  • List files one per line:

    $ ls -1
    

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