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I want to list every file, including hidden files, in the current directory. I don't want to include the parent (..) and current (.) directory.

I found this:

how to glob every hidden file except current and parent directory

At the end, someone states ls -A is the way to go, but it's downvoted. However, it seems to work. What's wrong with ls -A?

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    Is this discussion or (real) question? – Pandya Oct 25 '14 at 12:55
  • ls -A is the correct answer to your question, but not to the question you linked to (that question was about listing only hidden files and directories). – angus Oct 25 '14 at 12:57
  • I want to know if this is supported everywhere or if there is a better way of doing what I want to achieve. – Smile4ever Oct 25 '14 at 12:57
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    in fact, as of the latest version of the POSIX-spec, ls -A is an officially specified option. – mikeserv Oct 25 '14 at 15:16
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ls -A is the correct answer to your question, but not to the question you linked to (that question was about listing only hidden files and directories).

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    More precise is that question is about globbing, hidden files and directories with the exclusion of . and .., not about listing. Listing only those globbed entries is not the same as doing ls -A, but this should be close enough for the OP. – Anthon Oct 25 '14 at 13:03

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