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ksh, matching any n digits

ksh, matching any n digits

ksh, matching any n digits


I can do list a 3 digits files in that way:

ls -ld [0-9][0-9][0-9]

but following with number doesn't work (example for longer name files):

ls -ld {15}[0-9]

RE: ksh, matching any n digits

If I understand your problem correctly (i.e. looking for files which have a specific length and consist only of numbers) this would be a possible solution - in this example desired length is 4 characters

$ ls
1 1234 2 23456 3456 45 45678 567 bl23 bluh
12 12345 234 3 34567 456 5 5678 blah
123 1bla 2345 345 4 4567 56 56789 bloh
$ find /home/tom/Dokumente -type d -regextype posix-egrep -regex ".*/[^/][0-9]{3}"

so files blah, bloh, bluh, and also 1bla, bl12 are not found

RE: ksh, matching any n digits


I have a solution which is fine for me:
ls|grep -E '^[[:digit:]]{15}$'

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