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Old 09-23-2014
How to list the different files in UNIX?

Hi ,

I have to find the files from a directory . But the file names are different.

for ex.
Code:
MONTH_AP_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
MONTH_PAY_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
PARTIAL_AP_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
PARTIAL_PAY_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
MULTIPLE_AP_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
MULTIPLE_PAY_TEST_DATA_<timestamp>.dat

I need to find all the files by a single command.

How can i list all these files. Please help me to resolve this.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
P.Kalidoss


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Last edited by vbe; 09-23-2014 at 09:52 AM..
# 2  
Old 09-23-2014
Well you look for what they have in common:
_TEST_DATA_ and .dat
so e.g.
Code:
ls -al *_TEST_DATA_*.dat |more

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# 3  
Old 09-23-2014
Hi Vbe,

Thanks for your reply ..

sorry , the file name mentioned in the above is wrong

The following is the format ..can you pls help me to solve the issue

Thanks in advance

Code:
TEST_AP_MONTH_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
TEST_PAY_MONTH_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
TEST_AP_PARTIAL_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
TEST_PAY_PARTIAL_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
TEST_AP_MULTIPLE_DATA_<timestamp>.dat
TEST_PAY_MULTIPLE_DATA_<timestamp>.dat


Regards,
P.Kalidoss
# 4  
Old 09-23-2014
Code:
ls -l TE*_DATA_*.dat

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# 5  
Old 09-23-2014
Hi Vbe,

if that DATA will not be coming , then how can we define the pattern .

The file name is getting build dynamically.

Can you please let me know that how to handle that scenario.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
P.Kalidoss
# 6  
Old 09-23-2014
Even dynamicaly you have clues on the filname you are looking for, use what you know will always be in the file names...
You know that the desired files will always end by .dat only many other files may also so it is relevant but not enough, find something else you know that belongs to the file name ( and all wanted files have ! )
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