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# 8  
Old 08-19-2013
Originally Posted by newbie2010

I do not have the grep -q option but it looks like it is just a quiet option from online man page. The command you gave returns the file list, but again, all the files that have sentences that end in other letters as well as r are returned. I am trying to find the files that do not have ANY lines that end in r. Thanks for the help though, I will see if parts of that command are useful or if the tee command could help.
No this is not true:
if there are matching and not matching lines grep happily returns an exit status 0, this is negated, so is not printed.
Do you have Solaris? Then run /usr/xpg4/bin/grep

But -v is not working, because grep is already happy about one not matching line.
# 9  
Old 08-25-2013
Works just Great, what does it mean?


The awk command you gave me works just fine but how to interpret it? I have searched for similar code and can't find it. Does it mean if A does not end in R then print the line? I am confused by the FILENAME syntax and the ++ at the end of FILENAME:

awk '{ A[FILENAME] } /r$/ { A[FILENAME++} END { for(X in A) if(!A[X]) print X }' *

Does it mane if A does not end in r then print it and skip ++ the Filename if it does end in r?
# 10  
Old 08-26-2013
Another way to do what I think you want is:
find . -name '*RECORDS' ! -exec grep -q 'r$' {} \; -print

which will print a list of files with names ending with "RECORDS" that do not contain a line ending with an "r".
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