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How to search for a file having a particular character in a particular place in a directory.?

Hi Guys,

I want to search for a specific file in a directory which have a "b" letter as the 3rd character in the name of the file.

For Example :

Code:
/abc/efg/ldbjfblkj.sh
/abc/efg/erublkd.sh
/abc/efg/eibueora.sh
/abc/efg/kfvnmnb.sh

Since we have 2 files with "b" as a 3rd character in the name of the file. So, the result should give me this 2 files i.e

Code:
/abc/efg/ldbjfblkj.sh
/abc/efg/eibueora.sh

Additional Information : Operating system is Sun Solaris :5.10

Warm Regards,
Pramod

Last edited by bartus11; 12-26-2013 at 08:11 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 2  
Code:
find . -name "??b*"

# 3  
Code:
for f in /abc/efg/??b*
do
 [ -f "$f" ] && echo "$f"
done

# 4  
Hello,

Following code may help to find the requirement please.

Code:
$ ls -ltr | awk '{print $9}' | awk -vch="1" '{if(substr($0,3,ch) ~ "b") print $0}'

Output will be as follows.

Code:
cub_files_test_info
sub_digit_two_times
dobut

As we can see Output have all the files which have char b in their name at 3rd position.


Thanks,
R. Singh
# 5  
Ravinder,

There is no need to pipe ls output to an awk program. Wildcards ? and * can be used with ls command:
Code:
ls ??b*

# 6  
Thank you Yoda, I was thinking like if I will use grep
command with ls then it may get some other results too, so I have used awk.

But your given solution is working well and fine.Smilie


Thanks,
R. Singh
 

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