System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Examine the Contents of a Diskette

Use the ls -L command because some directories under /floppy are symbolic links.

$ ls -L [-l] floppy0


Includes symbolic links in the output. 


Long format. Includes permissions and owners in the output. 

Example--Examining the Contents of a Diskette

The following example lists the contents of the diskette in the first floppy drive, identified by floppy0.

$ ls -L -l /floppy/floppy0
-rwxrwxrwx  1 smith  staff 362284  Nov 16 20:54  text.doc
-rwxrwxrwx  1 smith  staff  24562  Nov 16 12:20  art.gif