Subject: Re: ls -q
To: C Kane <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/10/1999 17:57:02
In message <199902102347.PAA02720@shell9.ba.best.com>, C Kane writes:
>But what if I don't want -q? I do not see a way to turn off that behavior.
There certainly should be one.
>While -q may be safe to keep binary characters from echoing to the terminal,
>it seems that it shouldn't be a default behavior, especially if it can't be
>turned off, since ls can easily be aliased to "ls -q" if that's what one
It should be the default, because binary characters can, among other things,
cause a terminal to send a set of characters. How would you like it if you
did 'ls' and your terminal happily sent 'rm -rf /'? :)
But yes, you should be able to turn it off, although admittedly I've never
Just 'ls | c'. Or whatever the standard column utility is. (I wrote my own
and have never bothered to find out if it's now superfluous.)