April 30th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Ls -f (just curious)
I'm just curious what's the significants of the order the files get listed in when you use the -f option with ls?
(I know the manual says this option means "do not sort" but the files are listed in some order.)
April 30th, 2011, 06:42 PM
The list of files is stored on the hard drive somewhere (after all, somebody has to know what's inside a directory). -f means ls won't sort that list. For all intents and purposes the files are in an arbitrary and random order.