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List only directories, one per line

Terminal - List only directories, one per line
ls -l | grep ^d | sed 's:.*\ ::g'
2011-08-06 23:52:46
User: LinuxMan
Functions: grep ls sed
-10
List only directories, one per line

Normally, if you just want to see directories you'd use brianmuckian's command 'ls -d *\', but I ran into problems trying to use that command in my script because there are often multiple directories per line. If you need to script something with directories and want to guarantee that there is only one entry per line, this is the fastest way i know

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . -maxdepth 1 -type d | sort
ls -1d */
find . -type d -maxdepth 1
find * -type d -maxdepth 0
2011-08-07 06:04:50
User: edogawaconan
Functions: find
Tags: find ls grep sh
1

Alternatively,

ls -F | grep /\$

but will break on directories containing newlines. Or the safe, POSIX sh way (but will miss dotfiles):

for i in *; do test -d "./$i" && printf "%s\n" "$i"; done
ls -1d */
2011-08-10 05:40:15
User: weldabar
Functions: ls
1

omit the 1 (one) if you don't need one-per-line

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What others think

yes, I'm commenting on my own script just minutes after posting it, it seems (quite obvious now) that it will only work when there are no spaces in the directory name. there is no easy fix for that without inflating the sed command, perhaps a find command is more efficient

Comment by LinuxMan 208 weeks ago

LinuxMan, have you read 'man ls' for obvious parameter 'ls -1'

Also, when 'ls' output is a pipe - it always output in one-column format

Comment by Avenger 208 weeks ago

Try 's!.*:.. !!' as your expression instead.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 208 weeks ago

here is a zsh command for that, using the extended glob (/)

ls -1d *(/)
Comment by Seebi 208 weeks ago

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