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Re: question about ls

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 6:14 PM Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 26/09/2018 10:55, Long Wind wrote:
> sorry! you're right.
> after checking ls manual, i find ls has option -1

Note also that ls will behave like it has the "-1" option if its output
is piped to another command, even without this option. I like to use the
"-1" option even in this case because it is what I mean (counting
entries one per line).

But also note the difference when using the letter "l" vs the numeral "1":

westk@westkbox:/opt$ ls -la | wc
     7      56     321
westk@westkbox:/opt$ ls -1a | wc  
     6       6      54

The difference is that the letter includes the total count of blocks used at the top of the list (adding one to the count), whereas the numeral does not.

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