Hello!

I'm pretty new to Linux and using the command line.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04

When I try to view the permission for a directory using ls -1, I just get a listing of the files and subdirectories in the folder. I thought ls -1 would give you output that might look something like this:

-rw-rw-r-- 1 me me 1097374 Sep 26 18:48 some_file

instead I get something like this:

Desktop
Downloads
Music
Pictures
etc
etc
etc

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!