Display directory hierarchy listing as a tree

ls -R | grep : | sed -e '\''s/:$//'\'' -e '\''s/[^-][^\/]*\//--/g'\'' -e '\''s/^/ /'\'' -e '\''s/-/|/'\''
Shows the current directory and those below it in a simple tree structure. Recommended use: alias lt='$command_above'

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By: scw
2009-02-09 22:32:01

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What Others Think

i get an error: > bash: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `'' bash: syntax error: unexpected end of file
tanguyr · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
that's cause it's rediculously (and incorrectly) overquoted ls -R|grep :|sed -e 's/:$//;s/[^-][^\/]*\//--/g;s/^/ /;s/-/|/' alias lt="ls -R|grep :|sed -e 's/:$//;s/[^-][^\/]*\//--/g;s/^/ /;s/-/|/'"
adavies42 · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
Great regular expresion, but in my debian "tree" command is more simple :) tree -d
robert · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
Yes, robert is right. `tree` is the way to go for this.
isaacs · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
Yes, robert is right. `tree` is the way to go for this.
isaacs · 478 weeks and 2 days ago

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