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regex help multiple pattern extensions

regex help multiple pattern extensions

regex help multiple pattern extensions


I can't seem to get my regex right to print out bot the .xml and .zip file. I've been working on this for hours. Can someone please assist this old timer. Thanks in advance. Doing this on a mac os x system if that matters any.

find . -regex "./DC18B[0-9]*\(.zip|.xml\)" -print
find . -regex "./DC18B[0-9]*\./(zip\|xml/)" -print


RE: regex help multiple pattern extensions

Try this
$ find . -regextype posix-extended -regex '.*/DC18B[0-9]+\.(xml|zip)'

If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.

RE: regex help multiple pattern extensions


Appears mac os doesn't support -regextype

find: -regextype: unknown primary or operator
Is it not possible to find to both .xml and .zip at same time? I'm able to
find 1 extension at a time if I break them into 2 lines of code.

feed="$(find . -regex "./SC32A[0-9]*.xml")"
feed="$(find . -regex "./SC32A[0-9]*.zip")"

Thanks in advance.

RE: regex help multiple pattern extensions

this appears to work though, not regex but will do

feed="$(find . -type f \( -name "*.zip" -o -name "*.xml" \))"

Thanks for your ideas Salem. Much appreciated.

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