Quick case-insenstive partial filename search

alias lg='ls --color=always | grep --color=always -i'
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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By: kFiddle
2009-04-11 23:15:12

What Others Think

find . -iname substr
bwoodacre · 497 weeks and 2 days ago
not enough quick
servermanaged · 497 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="$1"; shift; } [ -d "$adir" ] && args=-1 && fn="sed s;^;$adir/;" mapfile files < ls -ld ${files[@]} }
gibboris · 468 weeks and 3 days ago

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