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Old 01-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello, it's wierd, but nobody can give me the exact right answer on the following question:

Give a list of files (on the whole system) who have on the third place an 'o' OR a 't' in their name.

I tried to find possible solutions with find and the regex option, but find gives the total path, not the filenames. How can I solve the total question?
Old 01-12-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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Will this do what you want?

find / -type f -exec basename {} \; 2>/dev/null | egrep '^..[ot]'
I didn't try to remove duplicates or anything like that...
Old 01-12-2006, 04:22 PM   #3
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Thx for your fast reply, some piping was really needed


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