e2ls - Man Page

list files and directories on an ext2 filesystem


e2ls [options] file_specification


The e2ls command is used to list files and directories on an ext2 filesystem.


Files deleted via e2rm(1) sometimes will show up even without the -D option. It is being investigated.



Show hidden directories.


Sort by creation time (must include -t when using -l).

-d dir

Open the ext2 filesystem specified by dir.


Show deleted files bracketed with ><.


No sorting of the file list.


Show the inodes (very useful for the -l option).


Long listing.


Like -l, but list numeric user and group IDs.


Reverse the sort order.


Sort by time.


List SELinux label from extended attributes.


   e2ls -a boot.img:.
   e2ls -l /dev/hdb1:/data

See Also

e2tools(7), e2ln(1), e2mv(1), e2mkdir(1), e2cp(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1).


The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <sheff@pobox.com>.

This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <lwall@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

e2cp(1), e2ln(1), e2mkdir(1), e2mv(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1), e2tools(7).

2020-02-05 Linux User commands