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Old 08-21-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
robertmarkbram
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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!

Rob
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
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grep -v pattern
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #3
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Thank you.. errr.. Dark Helmet.

I shall check the man better next time!

Rob
 
  


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