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Old 12-15-2010
regex to find font class

So, I need to find the instances of a certain font and remove far in my testing I am using the find command with regex to find a font I want to pull out. However, I seem to be slightly stuck, and I am sure the beard stroking Unix geniuses here can help me.

My example code:

find -x -E /* -iregex .*\.arial -print
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Fonts/Arial

This does in fact find Arial, but it doesn't find every class of Arial, like black narrow, etc. I cannot wrap my head around using the string Arial to pull out every instance of Arial....

Thanks in advance for any help. I am running tons and tons of Macs here, so everything is OS X.
# 2  
Old 12-15-2010
Doesn't this work instead of using a regexp?

find -x -E /* -iname "*arial*" -type f -print

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# 3  
Old 12-15-2010
That does seem to work....maybe I was just on the wrong track trying to use a regular expression?

Thanks for that


Seems it also finds a ton of stuff I don't want or that exactly matches arial....still looking into a more specific solution

Last edited by tlarkin; 12-15-2010 at 05:38 PM..
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Old 12-15-2010
Unfortunately I don't have a Mac OS at hand, but what "ton of stuff" is it finding?
# 5  
Old 12-15-2010
Originally Posted by verdepollo
Unfortunately I don't have a Mac OS at hand, but what "ton of stuff" is it finding?
Looks like anything involved with fonts in every directory. Here is just a snip of the output:

bash-3.2$ find -x -E /* -iname "*arial*" -type f -print
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Fonts/Arial
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Fonts/Arial Black
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Fonts/Arial Narrow
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office/Fonts/Arial Rounded Bold
find: /Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/Apple/Remote Desktop/Client: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/Apple/Remote Desktop/Task Server: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/.Spotlight-V100: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Application Support/Apple/Remote Desktop/Client: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Downloads: Permission denied
find: /Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Usage: Permission denied
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Black.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Bold Italic.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Bold.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Italic.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Narrow Bold Italic.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Narrow Bold.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Narrow Italic.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Narrow.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Rounded Bold.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial Unicode.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/Arial.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/ArialHB.ttf
/Library/Application Support/JAMF/Composer/Sources/netboot/ROOT/Library/Fonts/ArialHBBold.ttf
[19]+  Stopped                 find -x -E /* -iname "*arial*" -type f -print

Like look at the parental controls....not sure why it is picking that up.
# 6  
Old 12-15-2010
Those are errors about find not having access to read those directories - pipe stderr to dev null

Also you could limit to only .ttf and .fon files:

find -x -E /* -iregex ".*arial.*\(.ttf\|.fon\)$" -type f 2> /dev/null

# 7  
Old 12-15-2010
Like this?

find -x -E /* -iname "*arial*" -type f -print 2>/dev/null

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