List only the directories

ls -l | egrep ^d
This command would be useful when it is desirable to list only the directories. 'egrep' chooses only the lines that begin with 'd'.
Sample Output
$ ls -l 
drwxrwx--- 2 sim sim 4096 2009-02-08 14:19 adir
-rwxrwx--- 1 sim sim   52 2009-02-05 13:11
-rw-rw---- 1 sim sim    0 2009-02-05 13:09 x.txt
-rw-rw---- 1 sim sim    0 2009-02-05 13:09 y.txt
-rw-rw---- 1 sim sim    0 2009-02-05 13:09 z.txt

$ ls -l | egrep ^d
drwxrwx--- 2 sim sim 4096 2009-02-08 14:19 adir

By: ergut
2009-02-08 22:21:55

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What Others Think

In zsh, you ca add the modifier (/) to a glob pattern to search only for directories, e.g. ls -ld *(/) lists only directories and ls -ld .*(/) lists only hidden directories (useful in $HOME)
kba · 693 weeks and 5 days ago
or ls -ld */
wwest4 · 693 weeks and 5 days ago
or ls -F | grep / since -F adds a trailing slash to directory names. With this approach you avoid all the extra ls -l info.
dmmst19 · 693 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks. I like 'ls -ld */' better. Actually looks like you can use 'ls -d */' to avoid the extra information from 'ls -l'.
ergut · 693 weeks and 1 day ago
We don't gotta die so soon financial planner toledo
tillyracker · 53 weeks and 5 days ago
seofox · 27 weeks and 2 days 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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