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

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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8 Responses

  1. Hemant Parmar says:

    Hi Aaron,

    In Linux system we have owner, group and other permission, What is this “author” thing?

    It is part of others or something else.

  2. 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.

  3. Derek Broughton says:

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

  4. Aaron Kili K says:

    Thanks for the addition. @Yoander

  5. 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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