ls *.c command, what happends when you type it?

Tadeo Grach
1 min readSep 14, 2020

ls is a command to lists computers files in Unix and Unix-like operating sistems. When invoked without any arguments, ls list the files in the current working directory.

An asterisk (*) is a linux wildcard, you can use it to match one or more occurrences of any character, including no character.

.c is the extension for a C file, and a C file is a source code file for a C or C++ program.

So, if we type ls *.c the output would be a list of all the C files (with the .c extension) in our current working directory.