bob.dunlop at xyzzy.org.uk
Thu May 12 15:07:34 UTC 2011
On Thu, May 12 at 10:26, David Henderson wrote:
> Gang, I'm working with the 'ls' command and noticed some inconsistencies
Well ls output is working correctly for me on 1.18.3. Have you compared
it against full blown ls on another box ?
I think the problem is that -A does not mean what you expect. It's a
modified version of -a which shows all hidden files except "." and "..".
It won't modify the behaviour of -R showing the directory name before
listing the contents.
The problem is expressing these concepts concisely in what is already a
very big help message. Perhaps:
-A Don't list . and ..
-A Don't show . and ..
The difference between list and show is subtle but it consumes no bytes
and is a small step in the right direction.
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