Originally Posted by radix_2
What is the standard way to list a directory with a lot of files? Is it "ls -C | less"?
Thanks both of you. I already have my answer, I just want to know what is standard. I'm trying to live in the command line.
Heh. How long is a piece of string? :}
I'll seldomly look at all files in a directory, and
the directories (or directory structures, for that
matter) commonly aren't that full. I'm trying to keep
my stuff organised in a structured manner, which
makes maintenance easier and listings faster.
I've *never* used the -C (or -x) switches to ls in any
practical manner. Often I'll use -l, commonly combined
with a sort-switch (by size, by modified time), and I
always use --time-style=long-iso (in fact ls on my
systems is an alias for that)