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Old 11-25-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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ls -R command is working strange


hi

When I just run

ls -R command

,I get back all the files in all of the sub-directories.

But when I issue

ls -R first*

command,I don't get any files returned.Even though file specified exists

Why is that?

thank you
 
Old 11-25-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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Maybe first* doesn't exist in the
base directory that your ls takes
off from?

To get a list of all files in a directory
structure that start with first use

find -name "first*"

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Old 11-25-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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hi

uh,I assumed it lists any file specified if -R option is used.I guess it only searches for files if in the starting directory?



And can you please tell me why I can create hidden directories(which names start with a dot),but not hidden files?

thank you

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Old 11-25-2003, 07:49 PM   #4
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I wouldn't know :)

how are you trying to creat that hidden file?

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Old 11-25-2003, 08:22 PM   #5
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uh again.II didn't know new file is created using vi tool only if you enter some text.

I'm sorry for taking your time and thank you
 
  


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