strange behaviour of 'ls'

Achim Gratz Stromeko@NexGo.DE
Thu Apr 7 08:46:00 GMT 2016

Simon Bradley <simon-bradley <at>> writes:
> I have just noticed that the program 'ls' has started to put quotes around
> some entries in the listing when I use it
> That are not really present around the actual files / directories.
> This is hugely annoying and I do not want this behaviour. I much prefer
> to have ls perform as expected.

See the documentation for ls, in particular the -N, -b and --quote-style
options as well as the environment variable QUOTING_STYLE and any aliases
you might have defined when invoking ls.

> This MUST be a bug as it interferes with my other scripts which
> now do not work correctly.

You might want to check if it's not your scripts that are buggy.


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