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ls command shows the following :

a code controller.js mani sparat this ubuntu.gif

l command the shows similar to that :

a/ code/ controller.js mani/ sparat/ this/ ubuntu.gif

What is difference between them ?

marked as duplicate by Gilles command-line Jun 10 '16 at 23:31

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l is probably a shell alias. On my Ubuntu 14.04 by default it is :

alias l='ls -CF'

From the man ls page, these flags mean :

 -C  list entries by columns
 -F, --classify
          append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries

Type alias l to find out what actually the l command is calling.

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