There are several different commands you can use to list files. All of these are variations on the ls (list) command.
Two common ways of listing files are ls and lc. ls lists files alphabetically in a single column down your screen:
$lc (list columns) lists files in columns across your screen:
ls /etcaccton adfmt asktime at.mvw at.sys atstart.sys badtrk brand checklist ...
$lf (list files) is another variation on ls. lf lists files in columns across your screen, marking programs with a ``'', symbolic links with a ``@'' and directories with a ``/'':
lc /etcaccton fd135ds9boot0 logger opasswd tpmd.perms adfmt fd135ds18boot0 login passwd ttys ...
$If symbolic links are present in a directory, using the -L option as in the example below identifies the types of file being referred to by the link. The files would look like this:
lf /etcaccton@ gettydefs@ mkinittab@ siomake@ adfmt@ gettydefs.orig@ mknod@ sioput@ ...
$See ls(C) for more information about all the file listing commands.
lf -L /etcaccton* gettydefs mkinittab* siomake* adfmt* gettydefs.orig mknod* sioput* ...
Try listing the contents of /bin, a directory where many UNIX commands live:
lf -Ladb* dc* fsck* mesg* restor* tee* ar* dd* getopt* mkdir* restore* telinit* arV* df* gets* mv* restorL* test* as* diff* grep* ncheck* restorS* time* asm* diff3* grpcheck* newgrp* rm* tmp.spx.si asx* dircmp* hd* nice* rmdir* touch* ... $