[plug] How to "locate *.foo" ??

Gregory Orange gregory.orange at metoceanengineers.com
Tue Jan 8 12:11:09 WST 2008

Michael Holland wrote:
> The useful locate command has been replaced with slocate, but I'm not 
> sure how to get the old behavior for a simple "locate *.foo" .
>   In the old version, that would get me all filenames with that extension,
> but now it returns all files with .foo anywhere in the name, as if I
> asked for *.foo*  . Why??
>   There is a -regexp option, but   "slocate --regexp '.*\.foo$' "
> matches nothing. Why doesn't the $ match end of filename?
> cheers, Mike

Hehe that's something I've never understood. So I use
"locate .foo | egrep \.foo$"


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