10 Useful ‘ls’ Command Interview Questions – Part 2

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16 Responses

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  5. John Galt says:

    Question 6 is either showing the wrong answer or the question doesn’t fully match the answer or maybe it was a problem translating the question to English.
    ls -R will display all files and directories recursively.
    ls -d */ will display only directories in the current directory.
    ls -d Pictures/*/ would display only directories in Pictures but not recursively.
    R and d can not be combined. Use “tree -d” or “find . -type d -print” instead.
    Another error in the same answer is that you imply that ls -Rm would list the directories separated by a comma. In reality only the files are comma separated.

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  7. pch0317 says:

    On point “3. Well if switch (-h) output size in power of 1024, that is standard, What else power values are supported in ls command?” there is only one dash. I think it should be twice.

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  10. Naagabaabu says:

    very useful information about ls command. Thanks for sharing this info. Actually i’m newbie to Linux. You gave all the commands with clear example that helps me alot. Once again thank you….

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