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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.

thoughts/pointers/etc...

thanks



you may have to do a: find ... -print0 | xargs --null

That way,  xargs will see the file names with spaces in them.



The trick is: -print0 separates file names with nulls, and xargs --null reads arguments separated by nulls.


Good luck!


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