ls -lR with a full path

tar -cvf /dev/null . | while read i; do ls -l $i; done
I find the ouput of ls -lR to be un-satisfying (why is the path data up there?) and find syntax to be awkward. Running 'du -a' means you will have likely to trim-off filesize data before feeding filenames to the next step in the pipe.

By: lbonanomi
2009-09-16 16:59:15

What Others Think

How about: find . -ls
pdxdoughnut · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
Oops. I meant to say: find `pwd` -ls
pdxdoughnut · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
Getting a list of files by pulling their entire contents through the filesystem cache? How can this possibly be a good idea?
flatcap · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
Besides the obvious useless use of tar, need to add '-d' option to the ls command to not get twice the output.
arcege · 496 weeks and 4 days ago
someone (Tom Christiansen?) used to have a "useless use of cat" award. I nominate this one a "useless use of this website" award. Good Lord... talk about doing something because you can or whatever it is that leads to monstrosities like this. Ever tried on a directory with multi-megabyte files?
sitaram · 496 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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