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Re: problem with ls -a

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: problem with ls -a
Date: 23 Jun 2001 12:53:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090003 (Oort Gnus v0.03) Emacs/21.0.104

Thanks for the report.
That's not a bug.  Two others have recently raised the same point.
Here's how I've replied:


Joe Halpin <address@hidden> wrote:
| I hadn't noticed this personally because I don't use the -a option that
| much. But I saw a discussion about it on comp.unix.shell, and thought
| I'd mention it in case nobody else did.
| What people have come to expect from -a is that the dot files will all
| appear before other files. In the ls that comes with fileutils 4.0.36,
| they are intermixed. For example:
| $ unalias ls
| $ ls -a
| .                       News
| ..                      .newsrc
| .acrorc                         .newsrc~
| .bash_history           .newsrc.eld
| .bash_logout            .newsrc.eld~
| .bash_profile           .newsrc-news
| .bashrc                         nsmail
| bin                     office52
| .cddbslave              personal
| core                    pictures

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