Linux Useful ls commands

You may have all the switches in the world but unless you can use them when needed, they are all useless. Ls commnand is cool but with so many switches, it is kinda hard to remember them when needed. I created this list to help me remember the most useful switches, so i can concentrate on more interesting things.

Hopefully it will help somebody else out too.

To list all flies or directories that start with certain character(s) . The “-d” flag ¬†is very important.

ls -lad i*

List files In the current directory and below

ls -laR

List Files and Sort them By Size

ls -LaS

List files and sort them by Date

ls -ltrR

List Directories only

ls -d */

Flag Directories

ls -F 


ls commands

du commands

df commands