Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to view/list only directories in Linux?

This is a small post for Linux new babies. Viewing folders can be achieved by two ways in linux/unix

Through ls command
Through find command


With ls we have to use grep to get the directory listings..

Ls –l | grep ^d


Example

[root@test shishir_a]# ls -l | grep ^d

d——— 2 shishir_a shishir_a 4096 Sep 8 09:54 HTWFAIP

drwxrwxr-x 2 shishir_a root 4096 Nov 27 12:30 LinuxCBT – RHEL5

drwxrwxr-x 2 shishir_a root 4096 Oct 12 16:40 Software


Through find command

find . -type d

The above command will show you all the file types which are directories in present working directory.