Examples of using the ls -l command

To do a 'long' list of a single file in your current directory:

   ls -l file1
   -rw-r--r--  2 unixjohn doc      3287 Apr  8 12:10 file1

This displays the following information about the file file1:

   -rw-r--r--     (access permissions)
   2              (number of links to this file)
   unixjohn       (owner)
   doc            (group ownership)
   3287           (size in bytes)
   Apr  8 12:10   (date and time last modified)

To do a long list of all the files in your current directory:

   ls -l
   -rw-------  1 erpl08  iss       4307 Jun 17 10:00 FAQ.xdh
   drwx------  2 erpl08  iss       1024 Jun 17 10:00 SCCS
   -rw-------  1 erpl08  iss      15119 Jun 17 10:00 commands.xdh
   -rw-------  1 erpl08  iss        266 Jun 17 10:00 concepts.xdh

This displays the following information about every file and directory in your current working directory.

   d              (this is a directory)
   rwx------      (access permissions)
   2              (number of links)
   erpl08         (owner)
   iss            (group ownership)
   1024           (size in bytes)
   Jun 17 10:00   (date and time last modified)

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