Linux: View Directory as Tree

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The command tree prints a dir in a visual tree format, similar to pstree for processes.

to install:

sudo apt-get install tree

For example, here's a tree view of /etc/X11 dir.

linux tree x11 dir screenshot 2013-05-24
screenshot of Linux 「tree」 command.

Tree view is useful, for example:

Useful Options

Here's some of the most useful options.

See man tree for more options.

Another useful command is du. See: Linux: Show Directory Size: du.

Shell Basics

  1. Get System Info
  2. Shell Basics
  3. grep, cat, awk, uniq
  4. sort
  5. find, xargs
  6. diff Files/Dir
  7. dir size: du
  8. dir tree
  9. tar gzip bzip2 xz 7zip rar zip
  10. wget, curl, GET, HEAD
  11. rsync
  12. Install Packages

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