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Directory Commands

    List Structure (ls)


    ls - list. Similar to dir in dos. However ls doesn't do much unless command line switches are used.

    • -a include hidden files
    • -d name of current directory
    • -F end directory names with /
    • -i print the inode number
    • -l (lowercase L) make a long listing
    • -R list subdirectories
    • -t sort by time

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    dir - List Directory Contents


    dir [opetions] [file(s)]

    List file information of a directory. The default is the current directory. This is a list of some of the commandline switches. See the Man Page for all options.

    -a --all List all files including hidden files (those that begine with a .
    -A -almost-all List all files except . and ..
    --author Used with long listing (l), prints the author of the file.
    -B --ignore-backups Don't list files that end in a tilde (~).
    -C List files by column
    --color[=auto] Colorize output; always, never or auto
    -d --directory List directories instead of files. Does not dereference symlinks
    --group-directories-first Group directories before files. Does not work with -sort(none) or -U
    -i --inode Print the inode index number of each file.
    -l Use long list format
    -n --numeric-uid-gid Long list with user and group ids
    -o Long list with no group information
    -p --indicator-style-slash Append a / at the end of directory names
    -r --reverse Reverse the order when sorting
    -R recursive List sub directories recursivly
    -t Sort by modification time
    -help Produce a help screen with all opetions

    Exit Status:

    • 0 - All is good.
    • 1 - Problems
    • 2 - Big Problems

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    locate


    locate "[filename]" find "[filename]"""

    To finde a particular file on the system use...

    -b --basename match only the base name of path names
    -c --count only print number of found entries
    -d --database DBPATH use DBPATH instead of default database (which is /var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db)
    -e --existing only print entries for currently existing files
    -L --follow follow trailing symbolic links when checking file existence (default)
    -h --help print this help
    -i --ignore-case ignore case distinctions when matching patterns
    -l --limit -n LIMIT limit output (or counting) to LIMIT entries
    -m --mmap ignored, for backward compatibility
    -P --nofollow -H don't follow trailing symbolic links when checking file existence
    -0 --null separate entries with NUL on output
    -S --statistics don't search for entries, print statistics about each used database
    -q --quiet report no error messages about reading databases
    -r --regexp REGEXP search for basic regexp REGEXP instead of patterns
    --regex patterns are extended regexps
    -s --stdio ignored, for backward compatibility
    -V --version print version information
    -w --wholename match whole path name (default)

    ...or...

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    Knowledge

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