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Old 05-03-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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list all files *not* containing pattern


I can list all lines in files not containing a pattern, and list all files that do, but how do I list all files that don't match a pattern?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Code:
ls | grep -v searchstring
edit: I might have misunderstood. Do you want to search the contents of the files or just the directory?

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Old 05-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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With bash:

Code:
shopt -s extglob
ls -d !(*your_pattern*)
With ksh:

Code:
ls -d !(*your_pattern*)
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
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Quote:
ls -d !MYPATTERN
...yields:
bash: !MYPATTERN: event not found

Quote:
Do you want to search the contents of the files or just the directory?
The contents of the files.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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Tried radoulov's suggestion *with* parentheses, and no error although it seems to be searching file names, not contents.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:50 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by code-breaker
...yields:
bash: !MYPATTERN: event not found
[...]
And did you issue
Code:
shopt -s extglob
as I said?

Quote:
[...]
The contents of the files.
[...]
The command I suggested matches filenames, not content.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:55 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by code-breaker
I can list all lines in files not containing a pattern, and list all files that do, but how do I list all files that don't match a pattern?
Misread your question. EDIT: See post below.

Last edited by radoulov; 05-03-2007 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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OK,
may be you need this (assuming GNU grep):
Code:
grep -L "your_pattern" your_glob or filename(s)
 
Old 05-03-2007, 01:07 PM   #9
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Thanks radoulov, I'll try it tonight when I get home.
 
  


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