List all directories hidden or not hidden

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http://www.unix.com – I want to list all directories hidden or not hidden. ls -ld */ => shows only not hidden directories so i guess the answer would be to add the a option to show all files ls -lad */ => not working :confused: ls -la | grep "^d" => works But I would like to know why I can't use ls -lad */ Please explain Moderator's Comments: Please use code tags next time for your code and data. (HowTos)