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Quick case-insenstive partial filename search

Terminal - Quick case-insenstive partial filename search
alias lg='ls --color=always | grep --color=always -i'
2009-04-11 23:15:12
User: kFiddle
Functions: alias grep
Quick case-insenstive partial filename search

This is a simple command, but extremely useful. It's a quick way to search the file names in the current directory for a substring. Normally people use "ls *term*" but that requires the stars and is not case insensitive. Color (for both ls and grep) is an added bonus.


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find . -iname substr

Comment by bwoodacre 458 weeks and 2 days ago

not enough quick

Comment by servermanaged 458 weeks and 1 day ago

In a .bash_func : this one let you define any path or set of files and displays filenames colours

function lg {

local param adir args=-1d fn=cat

[ -z "$1" ] && { echo "lg expr [dir]"; return; } || { param="$1"; shift; }

[ -z "$1" ] && adir=$PWD || {

[ -n "$2" ] && adir="$(dirname "$1")" || adir="$1";



[ -d "$adir" ] && args=-1 && fn="sed s;^;$adir/;"

mapfile files <

ls -ld ${files[@]}


Comment by gibboris 429 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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