title: Bash ls
ls is a command on Unix-like operating systems to list contents of a directory such as folders and file names. For each file named other than a directory,
ls displays its name as well as any other information.
ls [options] [file_names]
You can list the items in any directory without even entering the directory. Consider you are in a directory with folders- Test1,Test2. You’re in the parent directory you can list all files in Test1 as follows-
Most used options:
-a, all files and folders, including ones that are hidden and start with a
- -d , list directories themselves and not contents of directories
-l, List in long format
-lh, Shows sizes in human readable format
-lS, Displays file size in order, will display big in size first
-G, enable colorized output.
-s, List File Size.
-t, Sorts the output by modification time
-r, Reverses the order while sorting
-R, displays the contents of the directory, and its subdirectories.
List files in
ls CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md bin package.json utils CONTRIBUTING.md gatsby-browser.js plugins yarn.lock LICENSE.md gatsby-config.js src README.md gatsby-node.js static assets gatsby-ssr.js translations
List files with details in
ls -la total 4 -rwxrwx--- 1 root root 5514 Feb 4 2018 log1.txt -rwxrwx--- 1 root root 1024 Feb 5 2018 colors.txt -rwxrwx--- 1 root root 112 Feb 8 2018 output.txt -rwxrwx--- 1 root root 514 Feb 9 2018 notes.txt