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Old 02-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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find does not find files


Hi,

Apparently, find is unable to find files in the same directory. Then again, I haven't slept for 32 hours, and I'm probably doing something stupidly wrong.

Code:
brian@brian-linux:~/0.avi$ find . -name 'Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E02.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi'
brian@brian-linux:~/0.avi$ ls
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E01.HDTV.XviD.avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E02.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E03.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E04.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E05.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E06.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E07.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E08.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E09.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E10.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E11.HDTV.XviD-LOL.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E12.HDTV.XviD-LOL.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E13.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E14.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E15.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E16.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E17.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E18.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E19.REAL.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E20.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E21.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E22.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E23.HDTV.XviD-2HD.[VTV].avi
Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E24.HDTV.XviD-LOL.[VTV].avi
thanks,
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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find . -name 'Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E02.HDTV.XviD-2HD.\[VTV\].avi'
 
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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USE MORE QUOTES !!

Code:
find . -name 'Law.and.Order.SVU.S12E02.HDTV.XviD-2HD.\[VTV\].avi'
as "[" paired with "]" are interpreted by the command as a character class, you are searching for files with names like:

*-2HD.V.avi
*-2HD.T.avi
 
Old 02-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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After working with Linux for almost 6 years, I manage to make such a simple mistake. Thank you for the clarification everyone.


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