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Old 02-20-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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find question


Hi all,

what do I have to type in, when I want to list all
mp3 - ogg - wma - and wav-files with their FULL PATH (/mnt/music/...)
by using the command "find"

[admin@server /]# find . /mnt/music -name "*.mp3 *.ogg *.wma *.wav"

doesn't work. Any help?

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Old 02-20-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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try this ...
Code:
find /mnt/music  -type f \( -name '*.mp3' -o -name '*.ogg'  \
-o -name '*.wma' -o -name '*.wav' \) -exec ls {} \;

Last edited by homey; 02-20-2005 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 07:49 AM   #3
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@homey: Thanks - worked great

But I've got one more question:
By using find in combination with regex, the command for listing all ogg-files is:
Code:
find . -regex '.*\.ogg'
and that works for me. But when I want to have an OR within (to search for oggs and wma-files for example)
it doesn't work, and I tried a lot, but couldn't get it work. This doesn't work:
Code:
find . -regex '.*\.ogg|.*\.wma'
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
coder22
 
Old 02-21-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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Hi,

You need to escape the 'or' sign (pipe). Ie:

find . -regex '.*\.ogg\|.*\.wma'

Hope this helps.
 
  


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