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How do I pattern match DL_XXX in a shell script. I want to ignore directories starting with DL

can I do somethign like

$dirName != "DL%"
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Question by:saibsk
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by:amit_g
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Depends on what exactly you are doing. You could do something like this

echo !(DL_*)
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if [[  "$dirName" ==  DL*  ]] ; then echo ignore ; fi
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by:Tintin
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Can you show us some context?

If think you might be after something like:


if echo $dirNAME | grep "DL_???" >/dev/null
then
   echo "Matches"
else
   echo "Does not match"
fi

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by:ghostdog74
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use find
find /path -type f -name "DL*" -print | while read file
do
 # do something to file
done

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by:omarfarid
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you may try

 ls | grep -v DL_...*
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by:Tintin
ID: 21828687
Well, certainly lots of wild guesses as to what you really mean.  Hopefully you'll get back to us with some more detail.
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