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Linux – ls command

Linux ls command

The ls command is used to list files and directories in filesystem. Login to your Linux system and open shell.




Now type ls and press enter. This will show file names available in the current directory.


Long Listing Files

You can use -l switch to view the long listing of files.

ls -l

ls command

You can also specify the filename to get details for a specific file.

ls -l myfile.txt

List Hidden Files

You can also use the -a switch with ls command to show hidden files as well.

ls -la

ls -la command

Show Human Readable File Size

Use -h switch to show the file size in human readable format. For example 10K, 12M, 2G

ls -lh

ls -lh command

Show Inode Number

Use -i switch to show inode numbers of files.

ls -li

ls -li command

Recursively List Files

Use -R switch to list files in current directory and its subdirectories recursively.

ls -lR

ls -lR command

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