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Old 11-18-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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ls command question


I'm writing a scripts that requires the names and dates of files within a directory.

I could do ls -l to get this information but it also has the owner and rights that I don't need. I thought I could pipe the ls command with a cut command to only get the date and the filename but I can't get it to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:03 PM   #2
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Have a closer look at awk ...

Cut, btw, should be just fine... what's the problem?


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Old 11-18-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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I don't know how to use cut. I assume its in the form

ls -l | cut.

but I don't know what options I need to pass to get the last two columns.
 
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Heh ... have you tried a
man cut? :)


But really, since cut's delimiter handling is
a bit unwieldy I'd suggest using awk ...

try
ls -l | awk '{printf "%2d %3s %s\n", $7, $6, $9}'

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Old 11-18-2003, 06:44 PM   #5
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thanks that makes worked. I tried using cut with the ' ' delimiter but it wasn't working well. awk is easier. J
 
  


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