"See the files and but can't find where it is"

Post #302745915 by Don Cragun on Tuesday 18th of December 2012 10:55:57 AM

I must be missing something extremely obvious.

If you run ls *tar* you will not get a long format list of files unless you have installed an alias for ls or you have a filename starting with a hyphen and containing an l and a space or tab and a bunch of backspace characters followed by starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz. If you don't have an alias in place, then if you run ls *tar* and ionly prints starrcxt_2011.12-sp3.tar.bz, then you would know that a file with those characters in its name exists in the directory where you ran the ls command.

Try using the following commands and let us know what you get:
Code:
type ls
ls *tar*|od -c

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NAME
File::Find::Object::Rule::Procedural - File::Find::Object::Rule's procedural interface SYNOPSIS
use File::Find::Object::Rule; # find all .pm files, procedurally my @files = find(file => name => '*.pm', in => @INC); DESCRIPTION
In addition to the regular object-oriented interface, File::Find::Object::Rule provides two subroutines for you to use. "find( @clauses )" "rule( @clauses )" "find" and "rule" can be used to invoke any methods available to the OO version. "rule" is a synonym for "find" Passing more than one value to a clause is done with an anonymous array: my $finder = find( name => [ '*.mp3', '*.ogg' ] ); "find" and "rule" both return a File::Find::Object::Rule instance, unless one of the arguments is "in", in which case it returns a list of things that match the rule. my @files = find( name => [ '*.mp3', '*.ogg' ], in => $ENV{HOME} ); Please note that "in" will be the last clause evaluated, and so this code will search for mp3s regardless of size. my @files = find( name => '*.mp3', in => $ENV{HOME}, size => '<2k' ); ^ | Clause processing stopped here ------/ It is also possible to invert a single rule by prefixing it with "!" like so: # large files that aren't videos my @files = find( file => '!name' => [ '*.avi', '*.mov' ], size => '>20M', in => $ENV{HOME} ); AUTHOR
Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2003 Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. SEE ALSO
File::Find::Object::Rule perl v5.14.2 2012-05-05 File::Find::Object::Rule::Procedural(3pm)

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