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Old 03-05-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Finding files question...


Morning everyone. I have a question here that I have been meaning to post, but have not had the time.

Basically, here is my question:
It revolves around find and the rpm -qa command.

Lets start with rpm -qa.

If I wanted to find a set of RPM's, for instance let's use LDAP, what would be the appropriate syntax to use.

For example:

rpm -qa |grep ldap*

Or would you use a single quote or double quotes?
Can someone explain to me why I would use a single quote or double quote when searching for rpms or files?

In the example above, I was trying to find all files that start with LDAP and whatever extension after that.

I want to know how to narrow down my search for specific items, but at the same time, yielding more specific results.

Any input is much appreciated.

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rpm -qa | grep -i ldap

grep doesn't know anything about * as in
a files name, it just looks at text, using regular
expressions ... so if you wanted a wild-card
you'd have to do ldap.* (search any string that
matches ldap plus any number of any other
char) ... but it still would be case sensitive.

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