list files but not directory
oiyankok at yahoo.ca
Fri Aug 21 20:06:16 UTC 2009
Thank you for all help
I am using fedora 10
but ls -z doesn't work to me!
--- On Fri, 8/21/09, William Case <billlinux at rogers.com> wrote:
> From: William Case <billlinux at rogers.com>
> Subject: Re: list files but not directory
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Received: Friday, August 21, 2009, 1:51 PM
> On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 18:12 +0100, Albert Graham wrote:
> > On 08/21/2009 03:35 PM, William Case wrote:
> > > Now that I am familiar with 'find' and 'grep'
> etc. I no longer worry
> > > about it. However, 'ls' is probably the
> first commandline command a
> > > beginner learns. It seems illogical, that
> 'ls' wouldn't have a flag
> > > that just shows files when it has a flag for
> directories. It can cost
> > > newbies hours looking for a solution that isn't
> > >
> > >
> > > Couldn't the shell maintainers just add an
> appropriate flag to show
> > > files only?
> > >
> > >
> > It would probably be easier to hack the ls source and
> extend the -A
> > functionality.
> Perhaps. But in the end, it is not something I NEED
> now. But when I
> read the original post I thought back to my first days
> using Linux. It
> was a chore figuring out what the color code for files etc.
> meant, or
> what the identifying symbols where for etc. when all I
> wanted was to see
> if my disappearing file was in which directory. It
> was, to say the
> least, unnecessarily frustrating at the time.
> A clean uncomplicated list of files would have been useful
> back then.
> I would think something like the following would be
> ]$ ls -z would show a list of just the files in the current
> similar to the way 'ls' shows an unadorned list of
> directory contents.
> ('-z' is not a good mnemonic choice for "files" but seems
> to be
> available as an option/flag.)
> -z should have the property of being able to combine with
> other ls
> ]$ ls -za -- to show dot files as well, or,
> ]$ ls -zl -- to show long list format of just files, or,
> ]$ ls -zlA /some/other/directory's/files/ -- to show long
> list format of
> all files in a directory other than the current directory.
> Without hacking ls -A, but by writing "alias lsf='ls
> -hl | grep ^-'" to
> bashrc, lsf works well enough for the current
> directory. I still think
> an addition to the options available in 'ls' would be
> I am just wondering if this has been requested before or if
> this is a
> request for enhancement that would not be entertained by
> the maintainers
> of coreutils.
> Regards Bill
> Fedora 11, Gnome 2.26.3
> Evo.2.26.3, Emacs 23.1.1
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