Unix commands question

I recently went in for a job interview and the guy asked me what I knew about Unix. I told him not much since I haven't worked with it in a few years. He then asked me the following question: What Unix or Linux shell command will tell you the names of all files in the current directory, along with their owner, last modified date, and permissions? Since I went completely blank and didn't know the answer I went searching for it and can't seem to come up with anything. I found this forum and most seem pretty knowledgeable about the system. So if anyone has the answer can you please post it. I guarantee I won't forget it if ever asked that again.
OthmaneAsked:
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tfewsterCommented:
ls -l

See http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Unix/Q_20626712.html for links to resources for learning Unix
ahoffmannCommented:
> .. the names of all files ..
ls -la

and being pedantic, I'd say (to be read by tfewster only :-))
\ls -la

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tfewsterCommented:
ahoffman, good point about the "-a" option to show "hidden" files

But I don't understand the use of "\" here? As far as I can see, quoting the "l" doesn't appear to serve any purpose...(My email is in my profile if you prefer to use that, rather than flood Othmanes inbox!)
TintinCommented:
\ls -la

ensures that it runs a non aliased version of ls.
ahoffmannCommented:
Othmane, would you please read http:/help.jsp#hi73
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