How can I make the find command show a slash after directories? For example, I want dir to show up as dir/ instead of dir. I'm using find . -print

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find . \( -type d -printf "%p/\n" , ! -type d -print \)

This uses the printf command to format directory names and standard print for the rest.

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    I continue to be amazed at the flexibility of find. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:12
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    Note that -printf is specific to GNU find. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:20
  • Nice answer. I like how find's positional arguments allow it to do advanced output like this. However, note that without the spaces around the comma, it will not work.
    – jimp
    Aug 16, 2017 at 15:52
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    Based on this answer and Gilles', I came up with the following simplified version: find . -type d -printf '%p/\n' -or -print Nov 11, 2017 at 4:38


find . -type d -exec sh -c 'printf "%s/\n" "$0"' {} \; -or -print

If you're willing to list directories and files separately (you can merge the output by sorting):

{ find . -type d -print | sed 's!$!/!'; find . \! -type d; } | sort

With GNU find, see Shawn J. Goff's answer.

If you're willing to risk non-printable characters being mangled even when not outputting to a terminal, see ddeimeke's answer.

In zsh: print -rl -- **/*(DM) (D to include dot files, M to add a / after directories)

  • The first command didn't print trailing slashes for me, but the second one does.
    – Steven
    Dec 16, 2010 at 17:45


find . -print0 | xargs -0 ls -Fd

is an option as well.

From a Solaris man page:

-F Marks directories with a trailing slash (/), doors with a trailing greater-than sign (>), executable files with a trailing asterisk (*), FIFOs with a trailing vertical bar (|), symbolic links with a trailing "at" sign (@), and AF_UNIX address family sockets with a trailingequals sign (=). Follows symlinks named as operands.

  • @Gilles: Thanks for the "d" ;-)
    – ddeimeke
    Dec 15, 2010 at 12:40
  • this increases the amount of syscalls Nov 11, 2017 at 20:19

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