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Re: listing files with spaces, using wildcard



bruce wrote:
hey...

here's one i can't see..

goat a bunch of files in different dirs.. the files might have spaces

 1foo_ aa_bb_cc.dog
 2foo_aa_bbbb_cc.dog
 3foo_aa_bb _ccc.dog
 4foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
 5foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
 6foo_aa_bb_cc.dog

i'm trying to figure out how i can do a complete list of all files with
 *foo*dog

so i get the files with spaces and underlines...

i thought simply doing somehting like

 ls '*foo_*.dog' and surrounding the filename with single quotes would
work.. but it doesn't.
Surrounding the expression with single quotes won't work, because the shell meta-character expansion is ignored. However, what is it that you are trying to achieve ?

listing works just fine without the quotes:

[steve laptop foo]$ ls *foo*dog
1foo_ aa_bb_cc.dog 2foo_aa_bbbb_cc.dog 3foo_aa_bb _ccc.dog 4foo_aa_bb_cc.dog 5foo_aa_bb_cc.dog 6foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
[steve laptop foo]$ ls -1 *foo*dog
1foo_ aa_bb_cc.dog
2foo_aa_bbbb_cc.dog
3foo_aa_bb _ccc.dog
4foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
5foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
6foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
[steve laptop foo]$

...if the files are in different directories, use find:
[steve laptop foo]$ find -type f -name "*foo*dog"
./a/1foo_ aa_bb_cc.dog
./a/4foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
./a/6foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
./a/5foo_aa_bb_cc.dog
./b/3foo_aa_bb _ccc.dog
./b/2foo_aa_bbbb_cc.dog
[steve laptop foo]$

However, I have a feeling, you need to do something more than just listing. What do you need ?

cheers,
- steve

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