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sort ls output by filename length

ls --color=never --indicator-style=none | awk '{print length, $0}' |
sort -n | cut -d" " -f2-

To see it in action, create some files

% touch a ab abc

and some directories

% mkdir d de def

Output of the normal ls command

% ls
a  ab  abc  d/  de/  def/

Output from the proposed command

% ls --color=never --indicator-style=none | awk '{print length, $0}' |
sort -n | cut -d" " -f2-
a
d
ab
de
abc
def

Ref:- https://stackoverflow.com/a/70628169

Show file date in different date formats

tags | YYYY-MM-DD, YYYYMMDD, YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS

Use one of

--time-style='+%Y%m%d_%H%M%S'
--time-style='+%Y-%m-%d'
--time-style='+%Y%m%d'

For example

% ls -l --time-style='+%Y%m%d_%H%M%S' ~/.vimrc
-rwx------ 1 rajulocal rajulocal 1112 20201017_141554 /home/rajulocal/.vimrc*

% ls -l --time-style='+%Y-%m-%d' ~/.vimrc
-rwx------ 1 rajulocal rajulocal 1112 2020-10-17 /home/rajulocal/.vimrc*

% ls -l --time-style='+%Y%m%d' ~/.vimrc 
-rwx------ 1 rajulocal rajulocal 1112 20201017 /home/rajulocal/.vimrc*
ls_usage.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/10 19:46 by raju