[clug] list only directories

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Nov 19 23:37:50 MST 2013

Not answering the exact Q the OP asks (wanted 'ls' option), but once I need a selection I go for
'find' which was born to do this, like
	find . -maxdepth 1 -type d
	find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -ls
or even (for proper 'ls' formatting)
	ls `find . -maxdepth 1 -type d`
and so on...


On 11/20/13 17:22, Hal Ashburner wrote:
> Dear Clug,
> To list only directories I have a one line script ~/bin/lsd [1]
> #!/bin/bash
> ARG="${1:-.}"
> \ls ${ARG} | while read a; do if [[ -d ${ARG}/${a} ]]; then echo ${a}; fi;
> done
> so if i only want to see directories, that's what I see
> I've had it or something like it for years. Never given it much thought,
> but it strikes me as really quite odd that ls, having 16536 different
> options doesn't have one for just show me things of this type. Maybe I just
> missed it? Reading manpages in depth is pretty painful.
> Do you good and talented people all do something similar? Are you doing
> better? Have I missed a trick?
> Cheers,
> [1] it's called lsd as in ls for d - directories and in homage to the quip
> about the two things that came out of Berkeley in the late 60s or early
> 70s, but has nothing whatever to do with ratpoison.

Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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