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Old 09-06-2004, 12:34 AM   #1
ottergoose
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ls - show first x files in directory


Is there a way to list only the first "x" files in a directory (e.g. list the first 20 files)?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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try

ls -l | head -20


you ls -l the directory you want to see and then pipe that into a head -20 or what ever number you wish.


Hope that helps

Pete
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:45 AM   #3
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Talking Thanks!

Brilliant! Thanks!
 
  


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