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Re: new ls option: --group-directories-first

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: new ls option: --group-directories-first
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 16:26:06 +0200

> Just one little question about this patch: are you sure not to add a
> short option for --group-directories-first ?

For now, yes.  It would take a strong argument to go against the
`no new short option names' policy for ls, especially considering
the alternative mentioned below.

> --group-directories-first is already in my ls aliases ;)
> but in this month I had to use other linuxes where those aliases were
> not defined, and I realized that typing --group-directories-first for
> such a useful feature is IMHO really annoying...

Did you know that you can abbreviate that option with `--g',
since there is no other long option name starting with `g'?

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