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Hi Monks,

I am currently getting a list of files from a directory hiearchy with this script which works great (user name and full name get appended at end of file path):
use File::Find; use File::stat; my $dir = "path/to/directory"; find ( {' wanted' => sub { my $file = $File::Find::name; ($n, $p, $uig, $gid, $dq, $c, $fn, $d, $s) = getpwuid (stat($file)-> uid); if (-f && (/^[^.]/) ) { print $file.":".$n.":".$fn; } }, 'preprocess' => sub { @_ = map { $_->[0] } sort { $a->[1] cmp $b->[1] || $a->[2] <=> $b->[2] } map { m/(\d+)(\.[^.]+$)/ ? [$_, $2.$`,int($1)] : [$_, "", ""] } @_; @_ = grep (/^[^\.]/, @_) } } ,$dir);'

The thing is that most of the files are file sequences like this:

image_sequenceA.1.tif image_sequenceA.2.tif image_sequenceA.3.tif image_sequenceB.40.tif image_sequenceB.41.tif image_sequenceB.42.tif

So I would love to be able to filter the results to only get one entry per sequence like this:

image_sequenceA.[1-3].tif image_sequenceB.[40-42].tif

Please note that the sequences dont have padded numbers but I am already solving that with the map and sort above so now I just need to only print the unique sequences.

Actually since I am getting the full path and also attaching the user the output should ultimately look like this:

path/to/directory/image_sequenceA.[1-3].tif:bob:Bob User path/to/directory/image_sequenceB.[40-42].tif:frank:Frank User


In reply to Detect file sequences in File:Find results by aes1972

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