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Old 03-09-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
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ls question: how to avoid listing contents of subdirectories


when I type:

ls -al x*

I get not only the files that start with "x" but also the DIRECTORIES that begin with "x" AND their contents.

How can I just get the files and directories (as in MS-DOS: dir x*)

thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 09:49 AM   #2
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let me answer my own question (from man ls)

ls -ald s*

works like in ms-dos
 
Old 03-09-2005, 09:59 AM   #3
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ok, THIS may work fine:

ls -ald s*

but if I type:

ls -ald

thinking that I am going to get ALL files and directories, it only lists:

.

it only works if I type:

ls -ald *

odd, but ok.
 
  


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