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    Default Ubuntu, anyone?? Help!!!

    Just wondering anyone here using Ubuntu?? If so, does anyone know how to list the directories using Terminal command?

    (sorry lah, real newbie here )

    allegro

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    Default Re: Ubuntu, anyone?? Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro
    Just wondering anyone here using Ubuntu?? If so, does anyone know how to list the directories using Terminal command?

    (sorry lah, real newbie here )

    allegro
    Yup .. i'm running the Kubuntu OS on my office PC ... list directories?!? ... ls loh .... any commands not sure .. go google or - man ls ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro
    Just wondering anyone here using Ubuntu?? If so, does anyone know how to list the directories using Terminal command?

    (sorry lah, real newbie here )

    allegro
    You mean Ububtu, a Linux Distro right? The command to list the directory in a terminal (a command prompt in Windows term) is

    ls
    ls -l

    Hope this answer your question.

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    ls -l is to list files in the current directory, rite? wat I was looking for is something like a file explorer in window, by which I can tell which are the directories in which drive. Basically I need to know other than the current directory or drive, what are the other available ones. (sorry, not sure if there is such a thing in ubuntu in the first place )
    Last edited by Allegro; 8th October 2005 at 10:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Ubuntu, anyone?? Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro
    ls -l is to list files in the current directory, rite? wat I was looking for is something like a file explorer in window, by which I can tell which are the directories in which drive. Basically I need to know other than the current directory or drive, what are the other available ones. (sorry, not sure if there is such a thing in ubuntu in the first place )
    Was using Ubuntu previously. Dont think got what you're looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro
    ls -l is to list files in the current directory, rite? wat I was looking for is something like a file explorer in window, by which I can tell which are the directories in which drive. Basically I need to know other than the current directory or drive, what are the other available ones. (sorry, not sure if there is such a thing in ubuntu in the first place )
    IIRC, in unix a directory is also a file. If you use ls -l you will list file in the current directory.
    you can use ls -l / to list all the file in the root directory of the Linux file. Also when you use
    ls -l a directory you will see something like this

    drwxr-xr-x 28 user group 4096 Sep 26 15:40 www

    The d in the 1st column tell you that this entry is a directory. If you want some textbase gui tool, you can install midnight commander yourself from http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/.

    Hope this help.

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    try type "mc" w/o quote at the shell.
    if you have it installed, shd be for ubuntu.

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    Thanks for all the tips. Found (by chance, ha!) a "File Browser" under the System Tools. Cool!

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