I'm trying to learn bash with a view to eventually have a crack at scripting.
An ls -al command produced the following results. I have added the capitals A to G and would like to know what each column is.
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 60 2011-07-09 14:10 .
drwxr-xr-x 52 root root 160 2011-11-28 07:55 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2484 2011-05-02 14:10 MIME-types
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 60 2011-11-29 06:56 ROX-Filer
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 49 2005-07-12 05:59 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 110 2011-01-15 08:37 URI
A B C D E F G
Also, what are the . and .. entries?
I hope someone can help.
p.s I have looked at my post and the capitals don't allign with the columns as they appeared in the posting screen. So, to clarify, I want to know what the first seven columns are.