Change the current working directory to dir.
If called with no input or output arguments, the current directory is
changed to the user’s home directory (
changes the current working directory to ~/octave. If the directory does not exist, an error message is printed and the working directory is not changed.
chdir is an alias for
cd and can be used in all of the same
Compatibility Note: When called with no arguments, MATLAB prints the present working directory rather than changing to the user’s home directory.
See also: pwd, mkdir, rmdir, dir, ls.
List directory contents.
ls command is implemented by calling the native operating
system’s directory listing command—available options will vary from
system to system.
Filenames are subject to shell expansion if they contain any wildcard characters ‘*’, ‘?’, ‘’. To find a literal example of a wildcard character the wildcard must be escaped using the backslash operator ‘\’.
If the optional output list is requested then
ls returns a
character array with one row for each file/directory name.
Example usage on a UNIX-like system:
ls -l -| total 12 -| -rw-r--r-- 1 jwe users 4488 Aug 19 04:02 foo.m -| -rw-r--r-- 1 jwe users 1315 Aug 17 23:14 bar.m
See also: dir, readdir, glob, what, stat, filesep, ls_command.
Query or set the shell command used by Octave’s
See also: ls.
Display file listing for directory directory.
If directory is not specified then list the present working directory.
If a return value is requested, return a structure array with the fields
File or directory name.
Location of file or directory
Timestamp of file modification (string value).
File size in bytes.
True if name is a directory.
Timestamp of file modification as serial date number (double).
Information structure returned from
If directory is a filename, rather than a directory, then return information about the named file. directory may also be a list rather than a single directory or file.
directory is subject to shell expansion if it contains any wildcard characters ‘*’, ‘?’, ‘’. To find a literal example of a wildcard character the wildcard must be escaped using the backslash operator ‘\’.
Note that for symbolic links,
dir returns information about the
file that the symbolic link points to rather than the link itself.
However, if the link points to a nonexistent file,
information about the link.
See also: ls, readdir, glob, what, stat, lstat.
Return the current working directory.
See also: cd, dir, ls, mkdir, rmdir.