Leading spaces are common, actually
Posted Mar 28, 2009 1:57 UTC (Sat) by foom
In reply to: Leading spaces are common, actually
Parent article: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
> Sorting numerically in GNU ls is done by 'ls -v'.
Huh, never knew that, interesting! Never would have found that from the man page, which says
"-v sort by version". That seems a remarkably poor description of what it actually does.
> (By default, despite comments elsewhere in this thread, ls sorts
ASCIIbetically, so " 2" comes before "1".)
Well, not exactly: GNU ls has a default sort which depends on the locale's collation settings, and
most systems default to a locale like en_US.UTF-8, so most people have it sorting in a
case/accent-insensitive manner by default on their systems.
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