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ls -d1 $PWD/{.*,*}
ls -a | sed "s#^#${PWD}/#"
2011-12-16 22:19:06
User: bbbco
Functions: ls sed
Tags: sed ls pwd
-9

Use the -a flag to display all files, including hidden files. If you just want to display regular files, use a -1 (yes, that is the number one). Got this by RTFM and adding some sed magic.

[bbbco@bbbco-dt ~]$ ls -a | sed "s#^#${PWD}/#"

/home/bbbco/.

/home/bbbco/..

/home/bbbco/2011-09-01-00-33-02.073-VirtualBox-2934.log

/home/bbbco/2011-09-10-09-49-57.004-VirtualBox-2716.log

/home/bbbco/.adobe

/home/bbbco/.bash_history

/home/bbbco/.bash_logout

/home/bbbco/.bash_profile

/home/bbbco/.bashrc

...

[bbbco@bbbco-dt ~]$ ls -1 | sed "s#^#${PWD}/#"

/home/bbbco/2011-09-01-00-33-02.073-VirtualBox-2934.log

/home/bbbco/2011-09-10-09-49-57.004-VirtualBox-2716.log

/home/bbbco/cookies.txt

/home/bbbco/Desktop

/home/bbbco/Documents

/home/bbbco/Downloads

...

ls -d $PWD/*
find `pwd` -maxdepth 1 -exec ls --color -d {} \;
ls -1 | awk ' { print "zip "$1".zip " $1 } ' | sh
2011-12-14 20:30:56
User: kaywhydub
Functions: awk ls
Tags: awk zip sh
1

This will list the files in a directory, then zip each one with the original filename individually.

video1.wmv -> video1.zip

video2.wmv -> video2.zip

This was for zipping up large amounts of video files for upload on a Windows machine.

ls -ad */
2011-12-10 17:08:07
User: tbekolay
Functions: ls
Tags: ls directory
3

Like normal ls, but only lists directories.

Can be used with -l to get more details (ls -lad */)

ls ${my_dir:=/home}
2011-11-30 15:06:51
Functions: ls
2

Will use variable value (for variable $my_dir, in this case), an assign a default value if there is none.

figlet -f $(ls /usr/share/figlet/fonts/*.flf | shuf -n1) namakukingkong | cowsay -n -f $(ls /usr/share/cows/ | shuf -n1)
2011-11-25 13:54:06
Functions: ls
Tags: Linux
0

You need to have figlet(for font) and cowsay installed then add it to your .bashrc file.You can see it every time after start a new session.

function right { bc <<< "obase=8;ibase=2;$1"; }; touch foo; chmod $(right 111111011) foo; ls -l foo
2011-11-16 22:43:31
User: nerd
Functions: bc chmod ls touch
0

I simply find binary notation more straightforward to use than octal in this case.

Obviously it is overkill if you just 600 or 700 all of your files...

ls -l `whereis gcc`
2011-11-15 19:45:08
User: knathan54
Functions: ls
Tags: which ls zsh
0

whereis (1) - locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command

Not actually better, just expanded a bit. The "whereis" command has the following output:

whereis gcc

gcc: /usr/bin/gcc /usr/lib/gcc /usr/bin/X11/gcc /usr/share/man/man1/gcc.1.gz

therefore the 'ls' error on first line, which could be eliminated with a little extra work.

ls -l =gcc
for f in $(ls -A ./dir); do echo -n $f && diff original.txt ./dir/$f | wc -l ; done | perl -ne 'my $h={}; while (<>) { chomp; if (/^(\S+?)\s*(\d+?)$/){$h->{$1}=$2;} }; for my $k (sort { $h->{$a} $h->{$b} } keys %$h ){ print "$k\t$h->{$k}\n"}'
ls -l `which gcc`
ls -1 $PATH*/* | xargs file | awk -F":" '!($2~/PDF document/){print $1}' |xargs rm -rf
ls -lFart |tail -n1
2011-10-17 19:49:14
User: jambino
Functions: ls tail
Tags: tail pipe ls
-2

List all files in a directory in reverse order by modified timestamp. When piped through tail the user will see the most recent file name.

ls -ltp | sed '1 d' | head -n1
2011-10-17 16:21:15
Functions: head ls sed
-2

wrap it in a function if you like...

lastfile () { ls -ltp | sed '1 d' | head -n1 }
find / -perm +6000 -type f -exec ls -ld {} \;
ls -Fart
2011-09-19 13:07:47
User: jambino
Functions: ls
1

It's both silly, and infinitely useful. Especially useful in logfile directories where you want to know what file is being updated while troubleshooting.

ls -saltS [dirname]
2011-09-18 22:03:11
User: ztank1013
Functions: ls
-6

It lists files and folder under dirname adding at the beginning of each line the file allocated size in blocks (-s). It also sorts output by file size (-S) from bigger to smaller. Actually the -t option in that precise position does not give any effect... (challenge: can you tell me why?) but of course gives to the ls command some salty taste! :)

ls -l
ls -i1 filename
ls -trF | grep -v \/ | tail -n 1
2011-09-14 20:05:37
User: mrpollo
Functions: grep ls tail
Tags: find stat mtime
-1

Sort by time and Reverse to get Ascending order, then display a marker next to the a file, negate directory and select only 1 result

myreadlink() { [ ! -h "$1" ] && echo "$1" || (local link="$(expr "$(command ls -ld -- "$1")" : '.*-> \(.*\)$')"; cd $(dirname $1); myreadlink "$link"; }
2011-09-13 11:02:27
User: keymon
Functions: cd command dirname echo ls
0

This is a equivalent to the GNU ' readlink' tool, but it supports following all the links, even in different directories.

An interesting alternative is this one, that gets the path of the destination file

myreadlink() { [ ! -h "$1" ] && echo "$1" || (local link="$(expr "$(command ls -ld -- "$1")" : '.*-> \(.*\)$')"; cd $(dirname $1); myreadlink "$link" | sed "s|^\([^/].*\)\$|$(dirname $1)/\1|"); }
ls -l /etc/**/*killall
2011-08-30 05:57:49
User: xeor
Functions: ls
9

This command will give you the same list of files as "find /etc/ -name '*killall' | xargs ls -l".

In a simpler format just do 'ls /etc/**/file'.

It uses shell globbing, so it will also work with other commands, like "cp /etc/**/sshd sshd_backup".

lsr() { find "${@:-.}" -print0 |sort -z |xargs -0 ls $LS_OPTIONS -dla; }
2011-08-15 03:10:58
User: h3xx
Functions: find ls sort xargs
2

Tells you everything you could ever want to know about all files and subdirectories. Great for package creators. Totally secure too.

On my Slackware box, this gets set upon login:

LS_OPTIONS='-F -b -T 0 --color=auto'

and

alias ls='/bin/ls $LS_OPTIONS'

which works great.