What does the "ls -a" option do in linux?

by buster.gaylord , in category: General Help , 25 days ago

What does the "ls -a" option do in linux?

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by emilia_hackett , 25 days ago


The "ls -a" command in Linux lists all files and directories including hidden files in the current directory. Hidden files in Linux are denoted by a dot (.) at the beginning of their name. The "-a" option stands for "all", and it allows you to view all files and directories, both regular and hidden, in the specified directory.