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Old 06-28-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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'find' command regex to exclude hidden files?


I have the following command which finds all files that have changed in the last day and lists them. How can I exclude hidden files like .bash_history?

Code:
find /home/jon -type f -mtime -1 -print
Some sort of regex?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hi,

If you are only interested in removing the dot-files and not the dot-directories:

find /home/jon -not -name "\.*" -type f -mtime -1 -print

If all dot-directories need to be excluded as well:

find /home/jon -type f -mtime -1 -print | grep -v "/\."

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thanks very much! I didn't know you could use something like -not...good to know
 
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