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robertmarkbram 08-21-2003 11:33 PM

grep to NOT select a word
Howdy All!

How can I write a regular expression that will exclude a whole word.

Here is what I have now:

ls -a | grep "^[^\.]"

This lists out all files in the directory and removes all file names that begin with a destop. I then want to weed one other: a file called "Desktop". Can I use grep to select everything NOT "Desktop"?

Thanks for any advice!


Dark_Helmet 08-21-2003 11:44 PM

grep -v pattern

robertmarkbram 08-21-2003 11:48 PM

Thank you.. errr.. Dark Helmet. :)

I shall check the man better next time!


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