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l is a frontend for ls and less, invoking either depending on if it is fed directories or files. This makes navigating a shell a bit smoother and easier, as it is common to switch between the two commands while poking around the file system (see Sample session). The program filters the switches for ls and less, keeping the most useful and common for each. Sample session: user@box:~ l Documents Music Projects user@box:~ l Documents/ Personal some_doc.pdf example.txt Work user@box:~ l Documents/example.txt This is just an example Documents/example.txt (END) user@box:~ l Documents/Work/ proposal.odt document.pdf user@box:~ l -l Documents/Work/ -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 32974 2006-03-31 12:29 proposal.odt -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 451726 2006-04-13 10:33 document.pdf Aliases: Most aliases for ls as used in .bashrc will work as usual if ls is replaced with l, but there's more: you can combine switches for both ls and less in your alias and l will filter out the inappropriate ones. The following will set ll to use long lists for directories and to ignore case for searches when displaying files: alias ll='l -I -l' Because ls and less can't safely share the same switches, there are a few cases where a workaround is needed: For ls: -i doesn't work, use --inode instead -I doesn't work, use --ignore=PATTERN For less: -r and -R doesn't work, use --raw-control-chars instead


  1. 0.1.0 - January 29, 2007 (18 KB)


  • Kristoffer Lundén



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