gfal-ls man page

gfal-ls — list directory contents or file information


gfal-ls [-h] [-V] [-v] [-D DEFINITION] [-C CLIENT-INFO] [-t TIMEOUT] [-a] [-l] [-d] [-H] file


gfal-ls List information about the file. Depending on the implementation, some information from the long listing, such as group and user ids, might not be available and will be displayed as 0. When listing several files or directories, if one returns an error, the execution is canceled.


-h, --help
show help about the command
-V, --version
output version information and exit.
-v, --verbose
verbose mode. Repeat up to 3 times for the most verbose mode.
-D, --definition
define properties for gfal2.
-C, --client-info
provide custom client-side information
-t, --timeout
global timeout for the execution of the command. Command is interrupted if time expires before it finishes.
-a, --all
don't hide files with name starting in '.'.
-l, --long
long listing format. Following columns are displayed for each entry: mode, number of links, group id, user id, last modification time, size and name.
-d, --directory
list directory entries instead of its contents.
-H, --human-readable
with -l, print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G).
time style. supports locale, iso, long-iso and full-iso (partially)
equivalent to --time-style=full-iso
enable or disable color output. supports always, never, auto.


Long listing of all files:
gfal-ls -laH srm://endpoint.cern.ch/path/file
List a directory instead of its contents:
gfal-ls -d file:///tmp



All configuration files in this directory affect the behavior of the underlying gfal2.


Duarte Meneses <duarte.meneses@cern.ch>
Adrien Devresse <adrien.devresse@cern.ch>
Alejandro Alvarez Ayllon <alejandro.alvarez.ayllon@cern.ch>

See Also

gfal-cat(1), gfal-copy(1), gfal-mkdir(1), gfal-rename(1), gfal-rm(1), gfal-save(1), gfal-stat(1), gfal-sum(1), gfal-xattr(1)

Referenced By

gfal-cat(1), gfal-copy(1), gfal-mkdir(1), gfal-rename(1), gfal-rm(1), gfal-save(1), gfal-sum(1), gfal-xattr(1).

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v1.2.0 December 2014