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From: Kurian John <dtlabz gmail com>
Date: 2008/11/28
Subject: [ilug-tvm] ls -h not working on EL5 / CentOS 5
To: ilug-tvm googlegroups com


Hey everyone,

One of my friends is facing a serious problem in Redhat Enterprise
Linux 5 and CentOS 5. When he tries to list files in a directory with
the ls command, he gets an error like this:

[root vasant ~]# ls -h
ls: invalid option -- h
Try `ls --help' for more information.

[root vasant ~]# ll -h
ls: invalid option -- h
Try `ls --help' for more information.

The ls command was working fine when he first installed both OSs. When
he noticed this issue, he checked the version of ls, and got this:

[root vasant ~]# ls --version
ls - GNU fileutils-3.13
[root vasant ~]#

This is very strange, because the latest version of GNU fileutils was
released around 2003, and it was merged into GNU coreutils by 2003.
So, it seems that somehow his coreutils package was replaced by an
outdated fileutils package.

He asked this question on LinuxQuestions.org and someone suggested to
check for rootkits (See link below).

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/facing-a-problem-with-ls-command.-686547/

Has anybody here experienced any similar problems? Any help would be
greatly appreciated.


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