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Old 11-12-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
gary knott
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Asking LS for a list of directories only

How do I ask LS to list only the directories in my current directory or in a specified directory?

Also how do I ask LS to list only the files (not the directories)?

Also how do I ask LS to list only the files beginning with a period (.) ? Using backslash as in
ls \.* does not work. Evidently the backslash does not quote the period as bash documentation says it will.


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Old 11-12-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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for a list of directories only try

ls -d

im unsure how to only get a list of files but you should check out

man ls


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