To list the contents of the current directory:
ls README bago.hlp helpex.hlp hyperhelp app-defaults helpex hoh.hlp
This lists the contents of the current directory. File and directory names are listed in columns in alphabetical order.
To list each file's type and inode number:
ls -Fi 6752 Mail/ 102574 SGML/ 147215 UNIX_tips/ 172802 Xapps/ 51200 bin/ 44801 dead.letter 44802 mbox 44809 test* 102733 tmp/
This lists the contents of the current directory. Directories are shown with a trailing '/'; files which have access permissions that allow the file to be executed are shown with a trailing '*'.
To list the contents of a directory using wildcard characters:
ls *.txt udi1.txt wais_x500_www.txt
This lists each file in the current directory which has the filename extension *.txt.
To list files in another directory:
This lists the contents of the directory Mail which is at the same level in the directory hierarchy as the current directory.
To list each subdirectory and its contents, repeating this recursion:
ls -R uunet MetaCard README README.ftp uunet/MetaCard: BLURB.txt BUGS.txt FAQ.txt README.mc metacard uunet/MetaCard/metacard: Makefile XCmdGlue.c XTtemplate.c XtTemplate.c mc mchelp README.ext XCmdGlue.h XtGlue.c external.c mcXThelp mchome XCmdFuncs.c XCmdNames.h XtGlue.h external.h mcdemo mctools
This will recursively list the contents of each subdirectory there is below the directory uunet.