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Old 09-02-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
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Regular Expression oddity


I'm using a regular expression to find all *.<digit> and *.gz files in a directory. Normally something like this works, but I'm missing something...

When I run this:
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find /var/log/ -iregex ".*\.\(\d\|gz\)$"
I get in return:
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/var/log/setuid.changes.1.gz
/var/log/syslog.1.gz
Here is /var/log:
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drwx------    2 root     root         4.0k Jun 23 11:15 afick/
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          8.7M Sep  2 10:10 auth.log
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           13M Aug 28 06:47 auth.log.0
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     staff        4.0k Sep  2 06:44 cups/
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          438k Sep  2 10:10 daemon.log
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          595k Aug 28 06:46 daemon.log.0
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Jul 17 06:47 debug
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           356 Jul 16 23:10 debug.0
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         7.4k Jul 16 23:10 dmesg
drwxr-xr-x    2 exim     exim         4.0k Oct 28  2004 exim/
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          50k Aug 31 16:37 faillog
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          2.2k Sep  1 20:52 kern.log
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          2.0k Aug 26 20:34 kern.log.0
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4.0k Sep  2 06:25 ksymoops/
-rw-rw-r--    1 root     utmp         613k Sep  2 09:58 lastlog
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            0 Nov  5  2004 lpr.log
drwxrws---    2 root     smmsp        4.0k Sep  1 12:00 mail/
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           22 Aug 18 14:08 mail.log -> /var/log/mail/mail.log
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           15k Sep  2 10:02 messages
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           19k Aug 28 06:39 messages.0
drwxr-sr-x    3 news     news         4.0k Nov  5  2004 news/
drwxrwxr-x    2 root     root         4.0k Sep 25  2002 sa/
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           329 Sep  2 06:31 setuid.changes
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           329 Sep  1 06:31 setuid.changes.0
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm            37 Aug 31 06:25 setuid.changes.1.gz
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          3.3M Sep  2 06:31 setuid.today
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          3.3M Sep  1 06:31 setuid.yesterday
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           46k Sep  2 10:10 syslog
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm          300k Sep  2 06:30 syslog.0
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           32k Sep  1 06:30 syslog.1.gz
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Aug 28 06:47 user.log
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm           147 Aug 24 10:46 user.log.0
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            0 Nov  5  2004 uucp.log
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4.0k Jun 15 18:45 vasambashield/
-rw-------    1 root     root          21M Sep  2 10:10 vsftpd.log
-rw-rw-r--    1 root     utmp         4.8M Sep  2 09:58 wtmp
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Sep  1 06:52 xferlog
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Aug  1 06:52 xferlog.0
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Sep  1 06:52 xferreport
-rw-r-----    1 root     adm             0 Aug  1 06:52 xferreport.0
drwxr-xr-x    2 nobody   nogroup      4.0k Aug 29  2001 xfs-xtt/
drwxr-xr-x    2 zabbix   zabbix       4.0k Jun 23 16:34 zabbix/
Why wouldn't (for example) syslog.0 or user.log.0 be returned?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hi,

\d is not supported in find. Change \d to [0-9] and it works.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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Ugh, I'm an idiot. It was the above problem and the fact that I was searching for files ending in 1-9. All of the files ending with a digit ended in "0".

Thanks for your help!

Last edited by mdarby; 09-02-2005 at 09:39 AM.
 
  


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