[PLUG] use of grep
khadgaray at gmail.com
Fri May 25 04:37:59 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 23:02 +0530, BVK wrote:
> On 5/24/07, Dhiraj Khot <dhiraj at augusttechnologies.com> wrote:
> > If I use
> > $ file .*
> > The output of the command is listing of all the files / directories that
> > begin with .
> > I want to have same output using grep command. So I tried
> > $ ls -a | grep .
> > This lists all the files and not the files which have . in its name.
> Are you sure? It lists ALL files, not just those with . in their name.
"." has a special meaning for regular expression search .
check man page
$ man grep
> In GNU bash try
> ls -a | grep \\.
> ls -a | grep ^\\.
ls -a | grep \.
> / bvk-chaitanya
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