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arashi256 06-28-2010 09:27 AM

'find' command regex to exclude hidden files?
 
I have the following command which finds all files that have changed in the last day and lists them. How can I exclude hidden files like .bash_history?

Code:

find /home/jon -type f -mtime -1 -print
Some sort of regex?

Thanks.

druuna 06-28-2010 09:44 AM

Hi,

If you are only interested in removing the dot-files and not the dot-directories:

find /home/jon -not -name "\.*" -type f -mtime -1 -print

If all dot-directories need to be excluded as well:

find /home/jon -type f -mtime -1 -print | grep -v "/\."

Hope this helps.

arashi256 06-28-2010 09:46 AM

Thanks very much! I didn't know you could use something like -not...good to know :)

druuna 06-28-2010 09:53 AM

You're welcome :)


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