POSIX conformance of ls -l -1

Mikoláš Janota mikolas.janota at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 08:17:45 PDT 2009

For the command ls, the POSIX standard, says that "When -l (ell) is
specified, -1 (one) shall be assumed."

In the FreeBSD implementation, however, -1 and -l override one
another. I can't see how this could be POSIX compliant.

I'm on Mac OS X which I believe is using FreeBSD port and the man page
claims POSIX compliance. Where can I find more information about this?

Mikoláš Janota M. Sc.
School of Computer Science and Informatics,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4,

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