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  1. #1
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    Unexpected output from command ls -1

    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!

  2. #2
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    Re: Unexpected output from command ls -1

    Code:
    ls -l
    always check commands by using them with --help. Most show list of available options

    Code:
    $ ls --help
    
    -l                         use a long listing format
    
    -1                         list one file per line
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    Re: Unexpected output from command ls -1

    To get what you want, the "-l" option should be a lower-case L, not the numeral 1. Many fonts don't make the difference obvious visually.
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    Jim Kyle in Oklahoma, USA
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