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  1. #1

    Help with ls and grep.


    Hi guys, I have encountered a small trouble. I want my command:
    ls -A | grep ^Fr[on,os]*

    to match "Front" or "Frost" for example but it matches Fro, Frn, Frs.

    How do i make it match the correct sequence of letters?

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  2. #2
    hey,

    as long as Fro is at the start, why not use that as part of the regex? and add the "t" at the end. then just put "n" and "s" in the brackets, e.g.:

    Code:
    ls -A | grep ^Fro[ns]t

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