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It seems to me that the -d option of ls is useless.
What I want is the information given with the tree command without the graphics. (Anyone know how to strip the graphics from the results and create a text file with the information? I've tried search/replace for |, _ and - and that doesn't work)
What I am trying to do is write a backup script.
Change to desired directory:
Collect directories into temp file:
Edit temp file to show desired files to back up:
Feed that file to tar command:
So I guess utilizing the find command in this script is the answer.
In case if you want to write a backup script, you have 2 options:
First is, if you want to take backup of all listed files, then simply use, ls <option>. Although using ls you also can list out some particular types of files/dir. but here options are limited.
Or second, for taking backup of only some particular type of files, you'll need to use find, which is versatile & lists only those files/dir. based on your search criteria.
I'd recommend you to go through man pages of ls and find to explore these cmds more...