04-09-2003, 05:03 PM
Sveinbjorn Thordarson has released a new, free, open source, "Mac compatible" version of ls
. Here's what he had to say about it:
I've made a command line unix program similar to ls but with a Mac twist. It's called lsmac (48K download), and it sports the following features:
* Lists the files within a directory
* Can display file size in human-readable format (i.e. 1.2MB instead of 12759024 bytes)
* Displays the size of all the file's forks, including the heritage resource fork, not just the data fork like ls!
* Displays file and creator types
* Displays the Finder flags that are set
Apple supplies command line utilities with the Developer Tools that share some of this functionality, but they operate on a file-by-file basis. lsmac is free, open-source GPL'd software.
can be installed using a shell script installer or via source compile. (The shell script install automatically installs the man page, which otherwise needs to copied in place by hand. The shell script installs lsmac
in /usr/bin by default, but it's easy to change the default to /usr/local/bin or /opt, if desired.
Here is an output sample:
-C---- 8BPS 8BIM 201 KB 2002NewYear.psd
------ JPEG 8BIM 21 KB 2003newyear.jpg
------ TIFF ogle 7 KB 999 mark.tiff
------ JPEG 8BIM 211 KB bday_big.jpg
-C---- 8BPS 8BIM 1.7 MB birthday2.psd
-C---- JPEG GKON 119 KB calendar.jpg
------ 47 KB calendar.tiff
------ 4 items - Classic Scripts/
------ ???? ???? 3 KB config.php
------ 2 items - docs/
------ ???? ???? 18 KB english.php
------ TEXT R*ch 1 KB example of posting code
------ 11 KB FAQ text.txt
------ XLS8 XCEL 12 KB forum activity.xls
------ XLS8 XCEL 19 KB forum stats.xls
Here are some of the flags available:
# -s Display file size in human-readable format (i.e. 1.2MB or 327KB)
# -b Display file size in bytes (i.e. 12977128 bytes)
# -o Omit folders when listing directory contents
# -a Display all files, including files with the . prefix.
# -p Display full file paths instead of file names
# -l When listing file size, use physical size instead of logical size.
Download it here: