Advanced ls using find to show much more detail than ls ever could

alias LS='find -mount -maxdepth 1 -printf "%.5m %10M %#9u:%-9g %#5U:%-5G %TF_%TR %CF_%CR %AF_%AR %#15s [%Y] %p\n" 2>/dev/null'
This alias is super-handy for me because it quickly shows the details of each file in the current directory. The output is nice because it is sortable, allowing you to expand this basic example to do something amazing like showing you a list of the newest files, the largest files, files with bad perms, etc.. A recursive alias would be: alias LSR='find -mount -printf "%.5m %10M %#9u:%-9g %#5U:%-5G %TF_%TR %CF_%CR %AF_%AR %#15s [%Y] %p\n" 2>/dev/null' From: http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html
Sample Output
00644  -rw-r--r--  root:root      0:0     2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2012-11-04_22:23  3730      [f]  ./slim.log
00640  -rw-r-----  root:log       0:19    2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2013-01-09_19:12  7828      [f]  ./askapachetrace.log
00644  -rw-r--r--  root:root      0:0     2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-01_05:14  292584    [f]  ./lastlog
00640  -rw-r-----  root:log       0:19    2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-03_03:20  277216    [f]  ./kernel.log
00640  -rw-r-----  root:log       0:19    2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-03_03:20  3747      [f]  ./errors.log
00640  -rw-r-----  root:log       0:19    2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-06_08:13  2013-02-03_03:20  8955      [f]  ./daemon.log

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By: AskApache
2013-02-06 17:54:14

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What is this sorcery inside the printf?
asphaltleopard · 276 weeks and 2 days ago
man find
AskApache · 276 weeks and 1 day ago

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