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Old 10-17-2009
Pattern matching in ksh

In the Korn shell is it possible to truncate a pattern like this: -

Code:
[[ $name == @(backup[\.][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]) ]]

So that it is not necessary to enter
Code:
 [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]

8 times?
# 2  
Old 10-17-2009
Hi.

Code:
[[ $name = @(backup.{8}([0-9])).* ]] && echo yes
yes

# 3  
Old 10-17-2009
Assuming you are using ksh93 and not pdksh or ksh88
Code:
name=backup.12345678
echo $name
[[ $name == backup.{8}(\d) ]] && echo "yes"


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