How To List Directory Contents In UNIX Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Linux & UNIX › Tru64 UNIX › General Discussion › How To List Directory Contents In UNIX Tagged: ls This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Webmaster 2 years, 10 months ago. Author Posts November 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm #964 WebmasterKeymaster To list directories or the contents of a directory in UNIX, type ls. But for a more advanced list of directories, you can use the following shell commands: ls -R – This lists directories recursively (All directories within the current directory) ls -l – This gives details, such as the amount of space used by the directories The above command switches can be combined, for example you can do ls -Rl to list details of directories, recursively. ❗ Note: The case of the command switches is important in UNIX. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.