I like to restrict the columns shown in
ls -l command, by eliminating the first 4 columns.
ls -lh shows:
drwxr-sr-x 20 gamma alpha 4.0K May 22 13:18 Desktop drwxr-sr-x 3 gamma alpha 22 Oct 6 2014 Eclipse -rw-r--r-- 1 gamma alpha 28K Jul 11 2014 fire drwxr-sr-x 5 gamma alpha 48 Mar 31 2014 lb_deployment
To eliminate the first four columns, I tried
ls -lh | cut -d " " -f5-. But it doesn't behave as desired:
4.0K May 22 13:18 Desktop alpha 22 Oct 6 2014 Eclipse alpha 28K Jul 11 2014 fire alpha 48 Mar 31 2014 lb_deployment
I like it to look like this:
4.0K May 22 13:18 Desktop 22 Oct 6 2014 Eclipse 28K Jul 11 2014 fire 48 Mar 31 2014 lb_deployment
The reason that it does not behave as desired is that, in
cut I defined delimiter to be blank space (
-d " "), but since the number of links (second column of
\ls -lh) of the first file is a 2-digit number (20),
ls -lh adds another blank space to the link counter of the files with 1-digit link counter to adjust the columns positions. And this causes
cut to not behave as desired.
Any ideas on how to fix this?