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Old 09-13-2013
No. of underscores in a file name


I want to filter my files which has more than 1 underscores in can i achieve this.
Ex: if my file name is a_b_c, a_b.
my command should result only a_b_c

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Old 09-13-2013
find . -name "*_*_*"

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Old 09-13-2013
Thank you for your quick response.
Adding to can i find whether a particular variable has two underscores in it.
suppose var=a_b_c
i want to know if var has two underscores or not
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Old 09-13-2013
echo "$var" | grep ".*_.*_.*" > /dev/null && echo "$var has two or more underscores"

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Old 09-13-2013
A longhand version using an OSX 10.7.5 terminal...
Last login: Fri Sep 13 12:52:40 on ttys000
AMIGA:barrywalker~> text="a_b_c"; count=0; for n in $( seq 0 1 ${#text} ); do if [ "${text:$n:1}" == "_" ]; then count=$[ ( $count + 1 ) ]; fi; done; echo""; echo "Underscores = $count"

Underscores = 2
AMIGA:barrywalker~> _

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Old 09-13-2013
Originally Posted by wisecracker
text="a_b_c"; count=0; for n in $( seq 0 1 ${#text} ); do if [ "${text:$n:1}" == "_" ]; then count=$[ ( $count + 1 ) ]; fi; done; echo""; echo "Underscores = $count"

If your shell supports substring expansion (${text:$n:1}), then you can probably replace all of that with a much simpler, pattern substitution alternative:
echo Underscores = ${#u}

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Old 09-13-2013
Hi alister...

Thanks for that one...

I read it that the OP wanted a number that can be used for detecting further in a script.
Yours shortening works except I changed your "u" variable for count, but...
Last login: Fri Sep 13 19:30:46 on ttys000
AMIGA:barrywalker~> text="a_b_c"
AMIGA:barrywalker~> count=${text//[!_]/}
AMIGA:barrywalker~> echo "$count"
AMIGA:barrywalker~> echo ${#count}
AMIGA:barrywalker~> count=$(echo -n ${#count})
AMIGA:barrywalker~> echo "$count"
AMIGA:barrywalker~> _

Re-using the "count" variable...
count=$(echo -n ${#count})

...keeps the variables to two including the "text" test variable otherwise there would have to be a third variable. The "count" variable is now a number...

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