Monday, September 10, 2007

Tip for the day: To grab all hidden files

A safe way of grabbing all "hidden" files is to use '.??*' rather than '.*' since this will only match 3 or more characters. Admittedly, this will miss any hidden files that are only a single character
after the ., but it will always miss '.' & '..', which is probably more important...

We can use .[a-zA-Z0-9]* to grab all hidden files other than . and .. we will not get hidden files which dont have any alphanumeric character following the first '.' - can someone tell how to go about this

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