Re: can I list just the directories, executables?
* Brian Servis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> *- On 19 Oct, Colin Marquardt wrote about "Re: can I list just the directories, executables?"
>> * jh <email@example.com> writes:
>>> Hi. I would like to know if there is a command that will list just
>> See? The option -d is it.
> I don't think this is what is wanted. -d just keeps ls from listing the
> conents of the directory when you specify the directory name on the
> command line.
Okay, I may have gotten him wrong. I just remembered how annoyed I
was back then, when a ls -l <dirname> didn´t give the permissions I
wanted to see, but listed all the stuff below.
> find . -type d -maxdepth 1 | xargs ls -d
I think he just wants to recognize directories better, rather than
using this in a script or such. As was already said, ls -F helps, but
the --color option is maybe nicer. I defined an alias like that:
alias ls='ls --color=tty'
>>> Also, is there a command that will list executable files. I just got debian
>>> installed from floppy so there is not too much on my system. The only
>>> fairly interesting program that I have discovered is ae (I think it stands
> Again find can help here:
> find . -type f -perm +1
I´d say that he is just looking for things he can try out with his
freshly installed system.
If you know part (<some_chars>) of an application name, try
locate <some_chars> | grep bin
Colin Marquardt <firstname.lastname@example.org>