Command Line List Files – Dir Command

This guide will show you how to list files inside of a directory with command line. This can be useful for many reasons. Something as simple as seeing what is in the directory so you can navigate through it. You might also want to verify if a file exists or not. To list the files and folders located in the folder or current directory, we will use the dir command.

Here we will go through a very simple example. In this article I am assuming you are comfortable navigating to the directory that you would like to list the files.

  1. Navigate to the directory that you would like to list the files and folders for in command line. You can do this using the cd command.
  2. Use the dir command to get a list of the files and folders available.

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