ls -l command in Linux

ls -l option lists all files and directories in the current directory in long listing format.

Syntax

$ ls -l [options] [file|dir]

Examples

Before using the ls -l option, let’s look at the default of the ls command.

➜  ~ ls

In the following example, we will show you how to use the ls -l option to display files and directories in a long list.

➜  ~ ls -l

In the following example, we use the ls -al option to display all files and directories in the current directory in a long list, including hidden files.

➜  ~ ls -al

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