# Ubuntu – use ls -R to show up to 2 folder depth

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I have a folder tree that looks like this

main/
main/34532-23423632-2354/what-i-want/sth/other/blah-blah
main/54634-56345634-3422/what-i-want/sth/
....
main/54356-34225675-2345/what-i-want/


I want it to show the tree up to the folder what I want. Because the folders sth, other and so on contain many other things that are useless.

I just want to see what's inside each folder named xxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxx.

Is there any way?

If you want to display only a list of filenames and directory names, tree command is very convenient.

This is not installed by default, you have to install this:

sudo apt-get install tree


Then, you can see the tree structure by using the below command:

tree -L 2 main/


option -L : will set the directory depth number.

Example screenshot: