CLI for noobies: directory assistance, how may I help you?

Posted by dave on Feb 2, 2004 1:27 PM EDT
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In almost every column in this series, I've suggested that you use the man command to learn more about the commands being discussed. This week I'll show you why that's a good idea. Remember, there's a lot more to even the smallest commands, like ls, which lists the contents of a directory, than meets the eye. Let's drill down a bit and find out what else "ls" can do for us other than simply telling us the file names in a directory.

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