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Re^3: Open Files in Unix

by oko1 (Deacon)
on Oct 08, 2008 at 16:50 UTC ( #716042=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Open Files in Unix
in thread Open Files in Unix

Is it? Please try "find -iname '*foo'" or "find -regextype posix-egrep '[abc]\.html'" on, say, a Solaris system - or one with OS/X. A plain "find" (i.e., no options) would serve the OP's purpose - but it is not portable, and its use in scripts should be discouraged.


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Re^4: Open Files in Unix
by swartzieee (Initiate) on Oct 08, 2008 at 17:20 UTC
    I just tested the script. It runs with no errors but non of the changes are made. what could be wrong?

      I personally believe that you should avoid repeating your question all over the place, especially in replies that are now part of a subthread gone slightly OT: the reason why "non of the changes are made" is the one ikegami gave you in the first place, namely that -not to mention all the various errors, and there are so many that I pointed out a lot of them myself, but also managed to miss others- you don't update the files you with the changes you made to strings you got out of those files.

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Re^4: Open Files in Unix
by JavaFan (Canon) on Oct 08, 2008 at 19:11 UTC
    You mean, as opposed to the POSIX egrep semantics of the Perl regexp engine? Oh wait.

    It's kind of silly to come up with exotic options of one implementation a find to claim it's non-portable when 1) the OP doesn't need them and 2) said exotic options aren't available in File::Find without a lot of work either.

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