Solved

pattern match in shell script

Posted on 2008-06-19
6
1,988 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
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%"
0
Comment
Question by:saibsk
6 Comments
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:amit_g
ID: 21826895
Depends on what exactly you are doing. You could do something like this

echo !(DL_*)
0
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 500 total points
ID: 21826939
if [[  "$dirName" ==  DL*  ]] ; then echo ignore ; fi
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Tintin
ID: 21826942
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

Open in new window

0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:ghostdog74
ID: 21827392
use find
find /path -type f -name "DL*" -print | while read file

do

 # do something to file

done

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:omarfarid
ID: 21828604
you may try

 ls | grep -v DL_...*
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

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.
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

This Windows batch file is useful for organizing image files from a digital camera or other source, but can have many other uses.  It simply renames the file(s) to match their create date.  For example, if you took a picture today at 1:40pm and the …
Recently, an awarded photographer, Selina De Maeyer (http://www.selinademaeyer.com/), completed a photo shoot of a beautiful event (http://www.sintjacobantwerpen.be/verslag-en-fotoreportage-van-de-sacramentsprocessie-door-antwerpen#thumbnails) in An…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now