I don’t know about you, but as a developer, I can’t count how many times a day I use the command on my Mac Terminal command-line:

ls -al directoryname

By definition, as a developer, I am lazy and I’m tired of typing that command. So I came up with an easy alternative:-

l directoryname

Back in the early 90’s, one of the flavours of SCO Unix had this command and I kinda miss it, so I recreated it very easily here:-

sudo echo "ls -al $*" > /bin/l
sudo chmod +x /bin/l

You’re done. Now you can simply use l directoryname or any other variation on the ls command to list your files.