Syntax of the ls command
ls [OPTION] [CATALOG]
ls command options
- -l known as long format which displays detailed information about files and directories.
- -A Represent all files Include hidden files and directories in the list.
- -T Sort files and directories by their last modified time, displaying the most recently modified ones first.
- -R known as reverse order which is used to reverse the default listing order.
- -S Sort files and directories by size, listing the largest first.
- -R Recursively list files and directories, including subdirectories.
- -I known as inode, which displays the index number (inode) of each file and directory.
- -G known as group, which displays the ownership of a group of files and directories instead of the owner.
- -H Print file sizes in human-readable format (e.g. 1K, 234M, 2G).
- -D Display only directories, not their contents.
View all file/directory information
View the file size with the ls command
View directory information
ls -l /etc
View files based on last modified time
Displaying files based on the last modified time but in reverse order
View hidden files in Linux
View the UID and GID file
ls -n [CATALOG]
Display files with hidden control characters