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Old 08-04-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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Problem with ls command URGENT


Hello everyone....

I run Redhat 9.0 Linux everything was fine till i ran the command

cd /bin | ls > wc

i did it just to check what will happen... but after this when i use the ls command i dont see any file listing on the screen. It just executes and i get the prompt again. PLEASE HELP ME SET THIS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

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but after this when i use the ls command i dont see any file listing on the screen.
That's because you're redirecting the output
to a file called wc, rather than counting the
characters in ls ...



Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: Please don't flag a request as urgent, that's
very poor nettiquette....
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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how do i set it right

Thanks a lot i dint know that. I won mark it as URGENT unless it really is.

But could u please tell me how i can get back the orginal from of ls
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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just guess .........
instead wc....... just put /dev/null (i think that null is the console)
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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ehmmmmmmmm check first if /dev/null is the console ...........soryyyyyyyyyyyyy
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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Re: how do i set it right

Quote:
Originally posted by pony85
Thanks a lot i dint know that. I won mark it as URGENT unless it really is.
Ummm ... there is no such thing as "urgent". It may be something
that's quite important for you, but that's not OUR problem. The
people here help in their own good time, and because they want
to ... if you had a service-contract with anyone, you could
ask them for urgent solutions. On the net it's rude, full stop.

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But could u please tell me how i can get back the orginal from of ls
I don't understand ...

If you are in /
and type ls
what do you get?


Cheers,
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:17 PM   #7
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well i dont see any thing in the next line i get back the prompt...
Here is a snippet of my terminal

[root@localhost root]# cd /bin | ls > wc
[root@localhost root]# ls
[root@localhost root]#
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:25 PM   #8
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execute this and see what happens:
Code:
[root@localhost root]# /usr/bin/ls
if that doesnt work, ls is broke
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:29 PM   #9
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Hii
well i executed the command

[root@localhost root]#/usr/bin/ls and it said

bash: /usr/bin/ls No such file or directory.
How do i set it right...
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:30 PM   #10
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you might also try
/bin/ls
/usr/ls
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #11
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For starters your redirecting the output of ls into a file called wc. Did you want a file called wc or did you want to use wc to do a word count. Secondly your piping the output of the cd command to ls, which with a proper directory is nothing. Perhaps you meant one of the following:
cd /bin; ls | wc
cd /bin && ls | wc
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #12
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Nop when i did /bin/ls it works same way as i have descirbed in the first post ie nothing happens i just get the prompt. When i use /usr/ls is says no such file or directory
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:36 PM   #13
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And you could also see what you get if you type 'which ls'
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:36 PM   #14
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well stickman actually i didnt mean anything. I just tried it as i read bout piping in a Unix book.. but can u please let me know how i can set it right.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #15
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nop just ls also does nothing visible on the terminal. I think the output of ls is getting redirected to somewhere else. and no restarting or logging out isnt helping either.
 
  


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