Stop ls in Linux Debian Mint CentOS Ubuntu from applying quotes around filenames and directory names

Later versions of ls try to be helpful and smart to prevent errors in dealing with files with spaces that were tradtionally a pain.

However if you need the raw/real filenames, this can break scripts or if you are pasting into a csv etc....

How do you make ls not add the quotes?

Add the capital "-N" switch

ls -N

You could also add an alias to make it more permanent

Do this to add it to ~/.bashrc

alias ls="ls -N"

 


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