I want to list all hidden files and directories and then save result to file.
Is there any command for this?
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If using GNU find, you can do
find /path -path '*/.*' -ls | tee output-file
To avoid to show non-hidden items contained in hidden directories
find /path -name '.*' >output-file
tee could be avoided if you do not need to see the output, and
-ls option should be used only if required).
To list the hidden files and directories in the current directory, including
To list the hidden files and directories in the current directory and its subdirectories recursively:
find . -name '.*'
If you want to save the results to a file, use a redirection:
find . -name '.*' >output-file.txt
zsh (using the glob qualifier
print -rl ./**/.*(D)
To include non-hidden files in hidden directories:
setopt extendedglob print -rl ./**/*~^*/.*(D)
You can actually put the same argument multiple times in the same command line:
find /storage/????-????/ -iname '.*' -iname "*" | tee -a file-list-micSD-20190801163729.fli
tee -a command is able to display the command's output (or stdout) simultaneously whie writing it to a file. The
-a options prevents clobbering and does append the information to the target output file instead.
/storage/????-????/ is an example path. It is the path to the MicroSD card of newer Android Mobile phones (there is also a terminal application for Android, with fewer commands but still many and significantly increased since Android 6.0). The MicroSD card was formerly
/storage/extSdCard. Now, it is the volume serial number.