[PLUG] use of grep

BVK bvk.groups at gmail.com
Thu May 24 10:32:18 PDT 2007


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.

In GNU bash try

ls -a | grep \\.
ls -a | grep ^\\.


/ bvk-chaitanya



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