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Re: Group results according the indicators appended by -F/--classify (ls

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Group results according the indicators appended by -F/--classify (ls --sort=class)
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 17:27:43 +0200

Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 03:51 AM, aristidesfl wrote:
>>> From the man entry:
>> ```
>> -F, --classify
>>               append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries
>> ```
>> Would be useful for readability purposes to be able group entries according 
>> the indicators appended by -F/--classify.
>> A WORD called class could be added to "--sort" for this purpose.
>> In addition to that, it would be useful to have an option which forced the 
>> extra entries printed by -a/-A, to be displayed after the rest of the normal 
>> entries, independently of sorting options.
> For my own reference there are 2 other duplicate threads to ignore on this.
> Hmm, this is one of those marginal items.
> I'm not convinced by the readability improvements,
> especially when colors are used.
> I'd be marginally against adding this.

Thanks for replying.
I have the same feeling: hard to justify the addition.

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