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Octal ls

Terminal - Octal ls
ls -l | awk '{k=0;for(i=0;i<=8;i++)k+=((substr($1,i+2,1)~/[rwx]/)*2^(8-i));if(k)printf("%0o ",k);print}'
2009-02-13 19:20:54
User: iArno
Functions: awk ls
Octal ls

Do ls with permissions written in octal form.


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

use of command "stat" works too, eg:

stat -c%a\ %n *


stat --printf="%a\t%s\t\t%n\t\n" *

etc... (man stat for more info) depending on what you exactly want to do...

Comment by gniourf_gniourf 318 weeks and 4 days ago


function ols() {

ls $* | awk '{k=0;for(i=0;i


Comment by susannakaukinen 315 weeks and 6 days ago

you need to change instead of "i+2" "i+1"

cuz it does not give good results.

Comment by RanyAlbeg 280 weeks and 5 days ago

im sorry . forget what i said :)

Comment by RanyAlbeg 280 weeks and 5 days ago

Thanks for this! It's pretty much what I wanted! I can always say "I wish I can use this to see my colors in the terminal!" and other stupid bits, but I was able to do this in ~/.bash_profile:

alias lo="ls -l | awk '{k=0;for(i=0;i

Comment by AboveUnrefined 161 weeks and 4 days ago

Sorry for the previous, but the escapes added killed my previous comment!

In the alias I just enclosed in double quotes and then added escapes as needed, basically before the $ and other double quotes

Comment by AboveUnrefined 161 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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