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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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Bash RegExp troubles


This is the line:

Code:
pm.php?id=33142&set_lan=de
I have around 9000 files I need to remove, and I'm absolutely sure this will need a regexp.

I've tried something like this:

Code:
rm *.php\?id=[0-9]{5}\&set_lan=[a-z]{2}
Quote:
rm: cannot remove `*.php?id=[0-9]{5}&set_lan=[a-z]{2}': No such file or directory
What am I doing wrong?

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Expansion thing. Try 'find /dir -type f -iname \*pm.php?id=\*set_lan=\*;' and use exec or feed it to xargs.
 
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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Excellent, that's exactly what I needed!

I'm on 1000 of (usable) files now, thank you!
 
  


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