When I check the coreutils, I found that GNU Coreutils
10 Directory listing This chapter describes the ls command and its variants dir and vdir, which list information about files. • ls invocation: List directory contents. • dir invocation: Briefly ls. • vdir invocation: Verbosely ls. • dircolors invocation: Color setup for ls, etc.
vdir is just appended to coreutils as an alternative of
What's the purpose of such a setting.
I really initially believe that the coreutils are defined as less as possible.