DIR linux command manual

DIR(1)                              User Commands                          DIR(1)

       dir - list directory contents

       dir [OPTION]... [FILE]...

       List  information  about the FILEs (the current directory by default).
       Sort entries alphabetically if none of -cftuSUX nor --sort.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory  for  short  options

       -a, --all
              do not hide entries starting with .

       -A, --almost-all
              do not list implied . and ..

              print the author of each file

       -b, --escape
              print octal escapes for nongraphic characters

              use SIZE-byte blocks

       -B, --ignore-backups
              do not list implied entries ending with ~

       -c     with  -lt:  sort by, and show, ctime (time of last modification
              of file status information) with -l: show  ctime  and  sort  by
              name otherwise: sort by ctime

       -C     list entries by columns

              control  whether color is used to distinguish file types.  WHEN
              may be 'never', 'always', or 'auto'

       -d, --directory
              list directory entries instead of contents, and do not derefer-
              ence symbolic links

       -D, --dired
              generate output designed for Emacs' dired mode

       -f     do not sort, enable -aU, disable -lst

       -F, --classify
              append indicator (one of */=@|) to entries

              across -x, commas -m, horizontal -x, long -l, single-column -1,
              verbose -l, vertical -C

              like -l --time-style=full-iso

       -g     like -l, but do not list owner

       -G, --no-group
              inhibit display of group information

       -h, --human-readable
              print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

       --si   likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

       -H, --dereference-command-line
              follow symbolic links listed on the command line

              follow each command line symbolic link

              that points to a directory

       --indicator-style=WORD append  indicator  with  style  WORD  to  entry
              none (default), classify (-F), file-type (-p)

       -i, --inode
              print index number of each file

       -I, --ignore=PATTERN
              do not list implied entries matching shell PATTERN

       -k     like --block-size=1K

       -l     use a long listing format

       -L, --dereference
              when showing file information for a symbolic link, show  infor-
              mation  for  the  file  the link references rather than for the
              link itself

       -m     fill width with a comma separated list of entries

       -n, --numeric-uid-gid
              like -l, but list numeric UIDs and GIDs

       -N, --literal
              print raw entry names (don't treat e.g. control characters spe-

       -o     like -l, but do not list group information

       -p, --file-type
              append indicator (one of /=@|) to entries

       -q, --hide-control-chars
              print ? instead of non graphic characters

              show  non  graphic  characters as-is (default unless program is
              'ls' and output is a terminal)

       -Q, --quote-name
              enclose entry names in double quotes

              use quoting style WORD for entry names: literal, locale, shell,
              shell-always, c, escape

       -r, --reverse
              reverse order while sorting

       -R, --recursive
              list subdirectories recursively

       -s, --size
              print size of each file, in blocks

       -S     sort by file size

              extension -X, none -U, size -S, time -t, version -v

              status -c, time -t, atime -u, access -u, use -u

              show  time as WORD instead of modification time: atime, access,
              use, ctime or  status;  use  specified  time  as  sort  key  if

              show  times using style STYLE: full-iso, long-iso, iso, locale,

              FORMAT is interpreted like 'date'; if  FORMAT  is  FORMAT1FORMAT2,  FORMAT1  applies to non-recent files and FORMAT2
              to recent files; if STYLE  is  prefixed  with  'posix-',  STYLE
              takes effect only outside the POSIX locale

       -t     sort by modification time

       -T, --tabsize=COLS
              assume tab stops at each COLS instead of 8

       -u     with  -lt:  sort by, and show, access time with -l: show access
              time and sort by name otherwise: sort by access time

       -U     do not sort; list entries in directory order

       -v     sort by version

       -w, --width=COLS
              assume screen width instead of current value

       -x     list entries by lines instead of by columns

       -X     sort alphabetically by entry extension

       -1     list one file per line

       SELINUX options:

              Display security context.   Enable -l. Lines will  probably  be
              too wide for most displays.

              Display security context so it fits on most displays.  Displays
              only mode, user, group, security context and file name.

              Display only security context and file name.

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of  fol-
       lowing:  kB  1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G,
       T, P, E, Z, Y.

       By default, color is not used to distinguish types of files.  That  is
       equivalent  to  using  --color=none.  Using the --color option without
       the optional WHEN argument  is  equivalent  to  using  --color=always.
       With  --color=auto,  color codes are output only if standard output is
       connected to a terminal (tty).

       Written by Richard Stallman and David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to .

       Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying  conditions.   There
       is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU-

       The full documentation for dir is maintained as a Texinfo manual.   If
       the  info  and  dir  programs are properly installed at your site, the

              info coreutils dir

       should give you access to the complete manual.

dir (coreutils) 5.2.1             March 2004                           DIR(1)