Finding files with different extensions

find . -regex '.*\(h\|cpp\)'
This is the way how you can find header and cpp files in the same time.

By: Vereb
2009-09-06 11:33:19

What Others Think

I think the regex will go a little faster if you say there is a period before the extension: find . -regex '.*\.\(h\|cpp\)' on my machine that took a find on my homedir from 500ms to 400ms (avg. over many runs).
bwoodacre · 675 weeks and 2 days ago
I found an alternative solutuion: find -name "*.cpp" -o -name "*.h" here -o means 'or'
Vereb · 675 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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