Learn How to Use ‘dir’ Command with Different Options and Arguments in Linux

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Aaron Kili

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6 Responses

  1. kcdtv says:

    It seems to me that “ls” and “dir” are the same just that “ls” has enabled the colorization of the files according to their nature.

  2. Derek Broughton says:

    On Debian-based systems, at least, dir == ls

  3. Aaron Kili K says:

    Thanks for the addition. @Yoander

  4. Yoander says:

    If you want to view SELinux context then you must include -Z option (–context long option), ex: dir -lZ .

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