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Old 05-26-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
dr_zayus69
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having trouble with ls and find finding files.


I have tried doing searches with ls and find to find files and i get no output. I know this is possible but the thing is i know i have at least of that file and it isn't find it. I tried doing ls | grep *.jpg to find all my pics in my home directory to start sorting thru them and nothing came up when i know i have pics in there. Does anyone know why this might possibly be occuring? Any replies would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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grep uses regular expressions for its "grammar". so you can either use shell wildcards like this:
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ls *.jpg
or regular expressions like this:
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ls | grep ".*\.jpg"
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:11 AM   #3
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find . -name "*.jpg" -print

will find files in the current directory and all its subdirectories and print to the console
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:20 AM   #4
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find . -name "*.jpg" -print

will find files in the current directory and all its subdirectories and print to the console
On most Linux/Unix systems you probbly won't need to include "-print" when using find.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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ok i see. so i was using a special character special to grep and find that i needed to escape. thanks for the quick replies.
 
  


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