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Detail usage of ls -l command

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Introduction

In Linux, the ‘ls’ command is used to list the contents of a directory. The ‘-l’ option is used with the ‘ls’ command to display the contents of a directory in a detailed format. This blog post will discuss the details of the ‘ls -l’ command in Linux.

Input

ls -l

Output

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12028816 May 13 22:58 b
  • First field (1 character): File type
  • Second field (9 characters): Permissions
  • Third field (1 character): Number of hard links
  • Fourth field: Owner
  • Fifth field: Group
  • Sixth field: File size (in bytes)
  • Seventh field: Last modified time
- : Regular file
d: Directory file
b: Block device file
c: Character device file
l: Symbolic link
p: Pipe file
s: Socket file
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