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Re: ls -la sort order




On 10/3/18, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 11:07:04AM -0400, Lee wrote:
>> I can fix the problem by aliasing ls to 'LC_COLLATE=C  ls' but that
>> seems klunky and would only fix ls (and not break anything else).  How
>> bad of an idea would it be to set
>>   LC_COLLATE=C
>> in my .bashrc or is there some other setting to get dot files listed
>> first, then uppercase, then lowercase?
>
> This will affect ls, and also the expansion of globs.

interesting... I get different results for 'ls [D-M]*' if LC_COLLATE=C
or LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8

>  It's totally fine,
> assuming this is what you want, and assuming you don't have a lot of
> files with non-ASCII characters in their names.

I'm guessing no since I don't know how to create a filename with a
non-ascii character :)

>  This is exactly what locale settings are for.

cool.. Thank you
Lee