I'm using the following on Linux:

(setq dired-listing-switches "-agho --group-directories-first")

and the files show like this:

  -rw-r--r--. 1 2.1K Mar 16 03:19 test.org
  -rw-r--r--. 1  316 Mar 11 18:00 test.rec
  -rw-r--r--. 1 2.5K Mar  3 13:01 test.tex

however on Windows the user is display along with "None" and the date format is different:

  -rw-r--r--. 1 zoliky None  59 03-16 03:19 test.org

On Windows "dired" there is a username shown "zoliky" plus "None". How can I remove those two? Also I would like the file size in human readable form, just like on Linux. I want the date to be Mar 3 instead of 03-16.

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On MS Windows, there's no corresponding notion of a group.

But you can use ls option G to remove the Group column.

E.g., C-u C-x d SOME-DIRECTORY will list that directory without showing a Group column.

This works even with ls-lisp, which is what Emacs uses on MS Windows.

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