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ls -lR with a full path

Terminal - ls -lR with a full path
tar -cvf /dev/null . | while read i; do ls -l $i; done
2009-09-16 16:59:15
User: lbonanomi
Functions: ls read tar
ls -lR with a full path

I find the ouput of ls -lR to be un-satisfying (why is the path data up there?) and find syntax to be awkward. Running 'du -a' means you will have likely to trim-off filesize data before feeding filenames to the next step in the pipe.


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How about:

find . -ls
Comment by pdxdoughnut 357 weeks and 2 days ago

Oops. I meant to say:

find `pwd` -ls
Comment by pdxdoughnut 357 weeks and 2 days ago

Getting a list of files by pulling their entire contents through the filesystem cache? How can this possibly be a good idea?

Comment by flatcap 357 weeks and 2 days ago

Besides the obvious useless use of tar, need to add '-d' option to the ls command to not get twice the output.

Comment by arcege 357 weeks and 2 days ago

someone (Tom Christiansen?) used to have a "useless use of cat" award.

I nominate this one a "useless use of this website" award.

Good Lord... talk about doing something because you can or whatever it is that leads to monstrosities like this. Ever tried on a directory with multi-megabyte files?

Comment by sitaram 356 weeks and 6 days ago

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