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Find all IP's in /etc directory

Terminal - Find all IP's in /etc directory
find /etc -exec grep '[0-9][0-9]*[.][0-9][0-9]*[.][0-9][0-9]*[.][0-9][0-9]*' {} \;
2013-04-29 10:10:11
User: techie
Functions: find grep
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Find all IP's in /etc directory

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Incorrect. It will also match invalid IP-look-alike strings.

Comment by 0xFF 107 weeks and 5 days ago

Plus it takes way to long and is inefficient. Every grep is a new proces. Plus that an IP address cannot start with a '0', because it will then be interpreted as being octal.

Better: grep -r '[1-9][0-9]*[.][1-9][0-9]*[.][1-9][0-9]*[.][1-9][0-9]*' /etc/*

And then you still have the problem reported by 0xFF

Comment by tonk 106 weeks and 4 days ago

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