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Customize time format of 'ls -l'

Terminal - Customize time format of 'ls -l'
ls -l --time-style=+"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
2011-02-10 17:15:37
User: bartonski
Functions: ls
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Customize time format of 'ls -l'

the --time-style argument to 'ls' takes several possible modifiers: full-iso, long-iso, iso, locale, +FORMAT.

The +FORMAT modifier uses the same syntax as date +FORMAT.

--time-style=+"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" strikes a happy medium between accuracy and verbosity:

ls -lart --time-style=long-iso

doesn't show time down to the nearest second,

ls -lart --time-style=full-iso

displays time to 10E-9 second resolution, but with no significant digits past the full seconds, also showing the timezone:

-rw-r--r-- 1 bchittenden bchittenden 0 2011-02-10 12:07:55.000000000 -0500 bar

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alias ls='ls --time-style="+%b %d %Y %l:%M %p"' outputs Feb 10 2011 8:05 PM

Comment by Habitual 197 weeks and 3 days ago

I prefer +"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" format because the dates will collate correctly when you do a standard unix sort... granted, ls will sort by date for you, but I'm used to displaying dates in that format for that reason.

Comment by bartonski 196 weeks and 3 days ago

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