rclone ls

List the objects in the path with size and path.


Lists the objects in the source path to standard output in a human readable format with size and path. Recurses by default.


$ rclone ls swift:bucket
    60295 bevajer5jef
    90613 canole
    94467 diwogej7
    37600 fubuwic

Any of the filtering options can be applied to this command.

There are several related list commands

  • ls to list size and path of objects only
  • lsl to list modification time, size and path of objects only
  • lsd to list directories only
  • lsf to list objects and directories in easy to parse format
  • lsjson to list objects and directories in JSON format

ls,lsl,lsd are designed to be human readable. lsf is designed to be human and machine readable. lsjson is designed to be machine readable.

Note that ls and lsl recurse by default - use "--max-depth 1" to stop the recursion.

The other list commands lsd,lsf,lsjson do not recurse by default - use "-R" to make them recurse.

Listing a non existent directory will produce an error except for remotes which can't have empty directories (eg s3, swift, gcs, etc - the bucket based remotes).

rclone ls remote:path [flags]


  -h, --help   help for ls

See the global flags page for global options not listed here.


  • rclone - Show help for rclone commands, flags and backends.