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

Kirk Turner gameldar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 13:54:08 WST 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 11:43 AM, Michael Holland <michael.holland at gmail.com> wrote:
>    There is a -regexp option, but   "slocate --regexp '.*\.foo$' "
> matches nothing. Why doesn't the $ match end of filename?

A slight syntax difference is the reason. From the man:

slocate [-i] [-r <regexp>] [--regexp=<regexp>]

"slocate --regexp='.*\.foo$' "

"slocate -r '.*\.foo$' "

Will get you what you want.


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