ls -R vs ls -r


what is difderence between ls -R vs ls -r

please advise
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The information is easily accessible man ls
Look for the description of option -r and -R

Please look into using man <command>
man -k <keyword>
The above will return a list that match the keyword criteria.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
from the manual...

-r, --reverse
              reverse order while sorting

-R, --recursive
              list subdirectories recursively

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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Or just try it out. Its obvious.


ls -r

ls -R
gudii9Author Commented:
how to test it here

sh-4.4$ touch 123.txt                                                                                                                              
sh-4.4$ vi 123.txt                                                                                                                                
sh-4.4$ grep -o -b "a" 123.txt                                                                                                                    
sh-4.4$ grep -o -b "a" 123.txt|paste -s                                                                                                            
0:a     1:a     2:a     3:a     4:a                                                                                                                
sh-4.4$ touch 456.txt                                                                                                                              
sh-4.4$ ls -r                                                                                                                                      
README.txt  456.txt  123.txt                                                                                                                      
sh-4.4$ ls -R                                                                                                                                      
123.txt  456.txt  README.txt  

it shows pretty similar results though?
gudii9Author Commented:
i see difference
ls just shows with ascending order of file names
ls -r sorts in reverse way and shows
ls _R showing inside files as well for some directories there recursively
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