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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Linux Shell Scripting: how to list the files alone in a directory

abu sittik | 09:21 |


Bash Linux Unix shell scripting

 Often we tend to look into the directories to check what files are present in the directory. When we try to list the files using ls command, all files along with the directories will be displayed. What if we want to list only the files and not the directories???

We will see how to do that in this post.

1) Using "find" command:

$ find . -type f -maxdepth 1

The above command will list also the hidden files. But if you want to avoid the hidden files to be displayed in your results, you need to use the below command.

$ find . -type f -maxdepth 1 \( ! -iname ".*" \)


2) To derive it from the "ls" command, we can use the below commands.

$ ls -l | grep -v ^d

$ ls -l | awk 'NR!=1 && !/^d/ {print $NF}'


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