A listing of my favorite
To know wich directory you're in now, use the
pwd stands for “print working directory”.
> pwd /Users/sebastiandedeyne/Sites/test
List the current directory, use the
ls is short for “list”.
> ls README.md assets index.html
Include hidden files with
> ls -a . .. .git README.md assets index.html
List everything in a single column with
-1. This is useful when you want to copy/paste a directory.
> ls -1 README.md assets index.html
Add a trailing slash to directories with
-F. Also can be useful for copy/pasting purposes.
> ls -1F README.md assets/ index.html
Unix things I always forget
This series is an attempt to document the Unix commands I know, and the ones I occasionally need.
Follow along, and you might learn some tricks along the way! Consider this series a living document that will grow organically; I won't be updating or adding new posts on a set schedule.
- Listing directories
- Finding files (by filename)
- Finding files (by content)