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Re: bug (feature?) in ls

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: bug (feature?) in ls
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 04:27:53 +0000

> When I type "ls -al", I have always expected to see dot files at the top 
> of the listing and regular files at the bottom.  This version (5.94) does 
> not follow that convention any more and it simply ignores the leading dot 
> when ordering the output.

Feature, not a bug.  ls sorting obeys your locale settings, and some locales
(including en_US) ignore punctuation when sorting.

Try running 'LC_ALL=C ls -al' instead.

Eric Blake

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