List only directories, one per line

ls -l | grep ^d | sed 's:.*\ ::g'
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
Sample Output
seth@Laptop:~$ ls -l | grep ^d  | sed 's:.*\ ::g'
Downloads
Music
Pictures
Videos
VMs
bin
block
qBT_dir
warlord
xp
evil_stuff
seth@Laptop:~$ 

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By: LinuxMan
2011-08-06 23:52:46

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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
LinuxMan · 358 weeks and 3 days 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
Avenger · 358 weeks and 3 days ago
Try 's!.*:.. !!' as your expression instead.
TheMightyBuzzard · 358 weeks and 2 days ago
here is a zsh command for that, using the extended glob (/) ls -1d *(/)
Seebi · 358 weeks and 2 days ago

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