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Re: question about ls




On 28/09/18 1:14 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 07:55:56AM -0500, Kent West wrote:
>> 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
> 
> But also note that using ls -l gives a completely wrong answer.
> 
> wooledg:~$ mkdir /tmp/x && cd "$_"
> wooledg:/tmp/x$ touch $'this\nis\none\nfile'
> wooledg:/tmp/x$ ls -l | wc -l
> 5

Eww. Tab completion also gets screwed up by this:

richard@zircon:~/test$ rm <tab>
file  is    one   this

.. but you can't actually complete from any of those.

Richard

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