[GLLUG] inodes and ls -dl

Ben Pfaff blp at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Nov 20 18:25:38 EST 2003

Michael Cox <cox-m at sbcglobal.net> writes:

> I am running through the IBM tutorials and come to 
> ls -dl /usr/local
> This is supposed to display all the directories shared
> by the inode.

That's not what -d or -l does with GNU ls.  Read the manpage.

       -d, --directory
              list directory entries instead of contents, and do not  derefer-
              ence symbolic links

       -l     use a long listing format

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seance to Larry Wall, designed a language both elegant and terrifying for his
Elder Things to write programs in, and forgot that the Shoggoths didn't turn
out quite so well in the long run." --Matt Olson

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