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ls(file system, tool)
The country code for Lesotho.
1. Abbr. for “left side.”
2. Abbr. for loudspeaker.
ls(LiSt) The command in Unix/Linux, including Mac OS X, that displays file names in the directory (folder). It is the counterpart to the DIR command in Windows and DOS. Following are some brief examples. Note that commands are case sensitive; for example, file names with upper case extensions must be expressed with upper case characters in the command; the same for lower case. See Unix commands and dot file.
ls list all files ls -l list all files and details ls *.GIF list GIF files ls *.gif list gif files ls *.gif -l list gif files and details ls | wc -l count all files ls *.GIF | wc -l count GIF files ls *.gif | ws -l count gif files wc = word count