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# 1  
Old 11-19-2010
Pattern searching

Hi,

I need small help from you people.

In a directory there are around 150 odd files and few them contain the word "TRACK" and few are not.
How can I find out the the list of those files which doesn't contain the word "TRACK"?

Thanks,
Siba
# 2  
Old 11-19-2010
Code:
grep -vl TRACK *

If it contains subdirectories, you might want to add a -R.
# 3  
Old 11-19-2010
Hi zaxxon,

No, It's not giving the expected result. It gives me all the files in that directory.

I think it should Because when we issue command
Code:
grap -v "TRACK" *

It gives the line which doesn't contain the word "TRACK" so
Code:
grep -vl "TRACK" *

would also gives all the file names because only few lines in file contains the word "TRACK". But I need to discard those file which contain the word "TRACK". grep with -vl option is not working.

Though I am using one script for this purpose. The script is like
Code:
for fname in `ls *sh`
do
#echo $fname
`grep -q "TRACK" $fname`
if [  $? == 1 ];then
echo "$fname"
fi
done


Last edited by siba.s.nayak; 11-19-2010 at 08:33 AM..
# 4  
Old 11-19-2010
Code:
ls >tmplist ; grep -l TRACK * | grep -vf - tmplist

Code:
ls | while read a ; do ( ! grep -l TRACK $a >/dev/null ) && echo $a ;done


Last edited by ctsgnb; 11-19-2010 at 08:52 AM..
# 5  
Old 11-19-2010
You're right - my answer was wrong, sorry.

Last edited by zaxxon; 11-19-2010 at 09:27 AM..
 

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