How to View or see only directories in Linux

How to view/list only directories in Linux?

This is a small post for Linux new babies. Viewing folders can be achieved by two ways in linux/unix

  1. Through ls command
  2. Through find command

With ls we have to use grep to get the directory listings..

Ls –l | grep ^d


[root@test surendra_a]# ls -l | grep ^d

d——— 2 surendra_a surendra_a 4096 Sep 8 09:54 HTWFAIP Share Image

drwxrwxr-x 2 surendra_a root 4096 Nov 27 12:30 LinuxCBT – RHEL5

drwxrwxr-x 2 surendra_a root 4096 Oct 12 16:40 Software

Through find command

find . -type d

The above command will show you all the file types which are directories in present working directory.

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My name is Surendra Kumar Anne. I hail from Vijayawada which is capital of south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I am a Linux evangelist who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. I work with ICE systems, Sydney as Sr. Consultant. You can contact me at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.

  • Kasim123

    There is one more command to list only directories instead of files.

    lnx_host-105 ~ ->% ls -ld  */


    Check Dir with soze

    du -h –max-depth=1 | sort -n -r

  • Mpasha06

    Check Dir with soze

    du -h –max-depth=1 | sort -n -r

  • Alex Borrell

    Thanks on how to do things the easy way!

  • Surendra

    wlcm man..!