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Why does this regex not work on linux?

prescript: I am not sure where this question belongs i cant say it works on windows but from my understanding this regex is correct and how i would write it (except maybe the ^ at the beginning) ...
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Shell Scripting: Using find to delete files matching a pattern

I'm trying to write a bash command that will delete all files matching a specific pattern - in this case, it's all of the old vmware log files that have built up. I've tried this command: find . ...
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What does rm {} + do?

As in find -L /etc/ssl/certs/ -type l -exec rm {} + So it finds all broken symlinks and deletes them. But how exactly do I interpret the {} + part?
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Use 'find' to determine files modified yesterday

I'm sure this is an age old question with a simple answer, but I've tried every combination I know to try and haven't come up with anything. And searching Google is less than pleasant since searching ...
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Find's -true option: what for?

GNU find (and others?) has a -true test along with the normal -name, -mode, -user and so on. From the man page: -true Always true. Every time I see the man page I notice this and wonder when ...
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Deleting files in Linux

I need to find all files matching a certain criteria and delete them - here's a snippet: /var/www/somesite/releases/{many directories}/tmp/attachment_fu I'd like to find all files in any ...
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Subversion Path on Ubuntu Server

Might be a dumb question. But I installed SVN 1.4.6 via apt-get. Everythings working dandy with no issues. I want to backup all the SVN files so I figured to backup /svn which is where appache is ...
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Unix magic, delete all .pyc files from a tree of directories?

Is there a quick way of deleting all the .pyc files from a tree of directories?
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how to find files with incorrect permissions on unix?

I'm looking for a way to search a directory or directories and list all the files that have the wrong permissions for a public directory.
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How to count all subfolders in an directory?

How can I count how many folders (including subfolders) I have under an specific folder?
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Unable to change the font in bold to yellow font in Less

Problem: to change the bolding which affects the word "expression" to the color yellow in Less: My commands which affects Less export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$'\E[01;31m' # begin blinking export ...
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How do I find (or exclude) all directories and sub-directories matching a certain pattern (in Linux)?

I'm trying to use the Linux find command to find all directories and sub-directories that do not have .svn (Subversion hidden folders) in their path. I can only get it to exclude the actual .svn ...
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How do I master the UNIX find command?

I think I am fairly advanced in my use of find but EVERY time I use it I cannot for the life of me remember the method to close the -exec option. I spend a good deal of time reading every time I use ...
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Unable to find a file by content

The file contains the following line google.friendconnect I got the line from the following command cat * | grep google However, I do not know its location. How can you get the precise location ...
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How do I find all files and directories writable by a specific user?

Under Linux, how can I find all the files and directories that are writable (or, actually, not writable) by a particular user? Edit: To clarify, I meant under a particular subdir, not systemwide. ...
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How to restrict find command search to return only files modified before certain date?

I'd like to constrain the following search to only files with a modified date <= "2009-05-29 11:59:00" find /path -name "*.sb" ! -name "*[^0-9]*.sb" -type f -print I'm using CentOS
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ignoring errors in find / output

how do I filter out permissions errors out of find / | grep foo output?
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Locate, Find, Which - How do I launch an index/scan command for these utilities?

How do I re-scan my drive so my 'search utilities' are able to find a new file on my system? I'm having a tough time googling HOW TOs for launching an index/scan command to any of this applications. ...
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Find Sniffer on LAN

HI, What tools or techniques are available for *nix and Windows that help in finding if someone else on the LAN is using a sniffer? Having said that and strongly considering that there are tools out ...
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How to Find a file in FreeBSD

I'm trying to locate all copies of example.filename on my FreeBSD server. What's the best / easiest / most efficient way to do this?