Using " find " with " -regex " Some help needed..!!
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I was too sure that there is something missing..
It was the ( -regextype posix-egrep ).
Alright, and for your other suggestion..
I guess it would also bring the desired results.. But I see the first one is easier to modify later. Add to that that I need to use the ( -atime +days ) with find.
If you don't mind make this topic someway richer with info..
From the find man pages, I went out that -regextype has emacs (this is the default), posix-awk, posix-basic, posix-egrep and posix-extended.
If you can let us know the differences between them..
That would be a GREAT favor to me and readers.
Also, the reason you prefer to stick with the second suggestion you made earlier.
The reason I prefer the second suggestion is portability. gnu extensions are sometimes really wonderful, but I deal with bsd and solaris on a regular basis too, so I tend to be a bit wary of depending on gnu extensions too much.
The gnu 'info' pages often have the details about the extensions.