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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for vdir (opensolaris section 1)

VDIR(1) 				  User Commands 				  VDIR(1)

NAME
       vdir - list directory contents

SYNOPSIS
       vdir [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       List  information about the FILEs (the current directory by default).  Sort entries alpha-
       betically if none of -cftuvSUX nor --sort.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -a, --all
	      do not ignore entries starting with .

       -A, --almost-all
	      do not list implied . and ..

       --author
	      with -l, print the author of each file

       -b, --escape
	      print octal escapes for nongraphic characters

       --block-size=SIZE
	      use SIZE-byte blocks

       -B, --ignore-backups
	      do not list implied entries ending with ~

       -c     with -lt: sort by, and show, ctime (time of last modification of file status infor-
	      mation) with -l: show ctime and sort by name otherwise: sort by ctime

       -C     list entries by columns

       --color[=WHEN]
	      control  whether	color  is  used  to distinguish file types.  WHEN may be `never',
	      `always', or `auto'

       -d, --directory
	      list directory entries instead of contents, and do not dereference symbolic links

       -D, --dired
	      generate output designed for Emacs' dired mode

       -f     do not sort, enable -aU, disable -ls --color

       -F, --classify
	      append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries

       --file-type
	      likewise, except do not append `*'

       --format=WORD
	      across -x, commas -m, horizontal -x, long -l, single-column -1, verbose -l,  verti-
	      cal -C

       --full-time
	      like -l --time-style=full-iso

       -g     like -l, but do not list owner

       --group-directories-first
	      group directories before files

       -G, --no-group
	      in a long listing, don't print group names

       -h, --human-readable
	      with -l, print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

       --si   likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

       -H, --dereference-command-line
	      follow symbolic links listed on the command line

       --dereference-command-line-symlink-to-dir
	      follow each command line symbolic link that points to a directory

       --hide=PATTERN
	      do not list implied entries matching shell PATTERN (overridden by -a or -A)

       --indicator-style=WORD append indicator with style WORD to entry names:
	      none (default), slash (-p), file-type (--file-type), classify (-F)

       -i, --inode
	      print the index number of each file

       -I, --ignore=PATTERN
	      do not list implied entries matching shell PATTERN

       -k     like --block-size=1K

       -l     use a long listing format

       -L, --dereference
	      when  showing  file  information for a symbolic link, show information for the file
	      the link references rather than for the link itself

       -m     fill width with a comma separated list of entries

       -n, --numeric-uid-gid
	      like -l, but list numeric user and group IDs

       -N, --literal
	      print raw entry names (don't treat e.g. control characters specially)

       -o     like -l, but do not list group information

       -p, --indicator-style=slash
	      append / indicator to directories

       -q, --hide-control-chars
	      print ? instead of non graphic characters

       --show-control-chars
	      show non graphic characters as-is (default unless program is `ls' and output  is	a
	      terminal)

       -Q, --quote-name
	      enclose entry names in double quotes

       --quoting-style=WORD
	      use  quoting  style  WORD for entry names: literal, locale, shell, shell-always, c,
	      escape

       -r, --reverse
	      reverse order while sorting

       -R, --recursive
	      list subdirectories recursively

       -s, --size
	      print the size of each file, in blocks

       -S     sort by file size

       --sort=WORD
	      sort by WORD instead of name: none -U, extension -X, size -S, time -t, version -v

       --time=WORD
	      with -l, show time as WORD instead of modification time: atime -u, access  -u,  use
	      -u, ctime -c, or status -c; use specified time as sort key if --sort=time

       --time-style=STYLE
	      with  -l,  show  times using style STYLE: full-iso, long-iso, iso, locale, +FORMAT.
	      FORMAT is interpreted like `date'; if FORMAT  is	FORMAT1<newline>FORMAT2,  FORMAT1
	      applies  to non-recent files and FORMAT2 to recent files; if STYLE is prefixed with
	      `posix-', STYLE takes effect only outside the POSIX locale

       -t     sort by modification time

       -T, --tabsize=COLS
	      assume tab stops at each COLS instead of 8

       -u     with -lt: sort by, and show, access time with -l: show access time and sort by name
	      otherwise: sort by access time

       -U     do not sort; list entries in directory order

       -v     sort by version

       -w, --width=COLS
	      assume screen width instead of current value

       -x     list entries by lines instead of by columns

       -X     sort alphabetically by entry extension

       -1     list one file per line

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       SIZE  may  be  (or  may be an integer optionally followed by) one of following: kB 1000, K
       1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y.

       By default, color is not used to distinguish types of files.  That is equivalent to  using
       --color=none.   Using  the --color option without the optional WHEN argument is equivalent
       to using --color=always.  With --color=auto, color codes are output only if standard  out-
       put  is	connected  to a terminal (tty).  The environment variable LS_COLORS can influence
       the colors, and can be set easily by the dircolors command.

       Exit status is 0 if OK, 1 if minor problems, 2 if serious trouble.

AUTHOR
       Written by Richard Stallman and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU  Gen-
       eral  Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the
       extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for vdir is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info	and  vdir
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info vdir

       should give you access to the complete manual.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +--------------------+--------------------+
       |  ATTRIBUTE TYPE    |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE	 |
       +--------------------+--------------------+
       |Availability	    | SUNWgnu-coreutils  |
       +--------------------+--------------------+
       |Interface Stability | Uncommitted	 |
       +--------------------+--------------------+
NOTES
       Source for GNU coreutils is available on http://opensolaris.org.

vdir 6.7				  December 2006 				  VDIR(1)


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