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Pipe ls output into less

Terminal - Pipe ls output into less
function lsless() { ls "$@" | less; }
2009-11-13 17:28:06
User: argherna
Functions: ls
Pipe ls output into less

This is useful for paging through long directories, mulitple directories, etc. I put this in my ~/.bash_aliases file and alias 'lsl' to it.


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why not just name the function lsl then?

Comment by romulusnr 361 weeks and 4 days ago

Should have said I set this alias: lsl = 'lsless -l'

Comment by argherna 361 weeks and 3 days ago

Note 1: You need to put double quotes around "$@", otherwise it doesn't make sense. Without quotes, $@ behaves like $* and fails to work with arguments that contain spaces or certain other special characters.

Note 2: Why don't you name the function lsl instead if lsless in the first place? Then you don't need to define an extra alias at all. BTW, I have a similar function (it does a little bit more) that's simply called ll, so it's easy and quickly to type.

Comment by inof 361 weeks and 3 days ago


Note 1 - fixed

Note 2 - By having the function named lsless, I can alias shortcuts like 'lsless -l' or 'lsless -a', etc. etc.

Why don't you share your function with the rest of us? I'd like to see it.

Comment by argherna 361 weeks and 3 days ago

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