Is there a way I can do this? For example if a gets a long name like:
i-have-names-that-are-too-long-to-describe/ i-have-names-that-are-too-long-to-describe-2/ i-have-names-that-are-too-long-to-descri-3/
Can I "upgrade" over from
ls -l given that I have a name of a file or directory that is longer than than say, 20 characters?
Is there a way to set up a bash function in my
.bashrc to do this? I'll call the resulting function lls().
Do you want
ls -lwhen the input file name is long? Why? It will make the output longer, not shorter. What if you receive a mix of long and short filenames?
I want it more so that reading the long filenames are systematized to a list (and easier for me to digest and read going down a fixed column); for a mix of long and short filenames, I would default to the list format.