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ls not pattern

Terminal - ls not pattern
ls *[^.gz]
2010-07-29 20:25:48
User: elofland
Functions: ls
ls not pattern

I've been looking for a way to do this for a while, get a not pattern for shell globs. This works, I'm using to grab logs from a remote server via scp.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ls !(*.gz)
2010-07-29 23:47:26
User: c0t0d0
Functions: ls
Tags: ls glob

Negative shell globs already come with bash. Make sure to turn on extended pattern matching with 'shopt -e extglob'.

ls -I "*.gz"
2010-07-29 22:40:19
User: CodSpirit
Functions: ls
Tags: ls glob

Hides some entries from listing.

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Only works if there are no sub-directories, for some reason.

I touched [123].gz and test.txt in /test and it worked there.

but from my home dir...

I get this output from ~/test:


1.gz 2.gz 3.gz 4.txt

among others.

Comment by Habitual 247 weeks and 4 days ago

ls (GNU coreutils) 7.6 on FC12

Comment by Habitual 247 weeks and 4 days ago

Beware ! Indeed it won't work in subdirs, but :

*[^.gz] would mean Something than do not end by a dot OR a minus 'g' OR a minus 'z'.

Example : it will exclude .7z, .tgz, .png or .jpg files.

Comment by CodSpirit 247 weeks and 4 days ago

same answer, same result.

Comment by Habitual 247 weeks and 4 days ago

doh. ls -I "*.gz" has an expected result and appears to indeed work. :)

Comment by Habitual 247 weeks and 4 days ago

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