List files that DO NOT match a pattern

ls *[^p][^a][^t]* ; # or shopt -s extglob; ls !(*pattern*)
no need to use grep.

2009-11-25 01:19:02

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A file named bbbbpat would match *[^p][^a][^t]* . Plus it's a pain to type !
CodSpirit · 650 weeks and 6 days ago
then just add the rest of the pattern you need. Not difficult. If its a pain to type, use the shopt method. besides, if you are good enough, you can create your own function to use it. No need to use external commands.
unixmonkey7109 · 650 weeks and 5 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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