On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:01:22AM +0100, Darragh wrote:
Darragh, - just so you know, it's usually considered impolite to
reply to a thread with an active discussion and change the subject and
entire email contents (it messes up threaded based mail readers).
> this is probably a very basic question but is there an arguement that I can
> use with ls or another command to show a directory list in one columb? i.e.
> I don't want more than one file or directory per line.
(that's the number one)
of course - "man ls" would have told you that !
> I'd like to know how to space listings so if a file name was less
> than 40 characters another file or directry name was shown in the next 40
>> I'd also like to give directorys a different starting character instead of
> having the color change as although brltty can distinguish this its kind of
> confusing me.
both of these options are available - and should be obvious through
reading of man ls.
For the colour-changing stuff - look at "ls --color" - your terminal
type settings should tell ls to use colour, or indeed to use "note"
characters (* for executables, / for directories etc), these usually
trail the filenames though.
Hope this helps some !
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