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Re: ls -R doesn't work; V1.3.12 on Win2000


Apart from the fact that, as Chris F. pointed out, you and Hari seem to share a misconception about how the "-R" option to "ls" works, your suggestion about using grep is probably better, in this instance, than involving "find" as I said you "must" do (a very poor and inaccurate choice of words).

You'll probably want to use the "-i" option to grep so that it matches the letters in the suffixes case insensitively, since Windows doesn't care about alphabetic case in any part of a file name.

If you use "egrep" you can get multiple suffixes selected in a single command:

ls -laR |egrep -i '.(doc|pdf|rtf)'

for example.

Randall Schulz

At 00:59 2002-07-06, Jim George wrote:


    it doesn't work in 1.3.11 either.

    You can always pipe it  to grep (ls -laR | grep '.DOC' for example).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Hari Turlapati" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 8:14 PM
Subject: ls -R doesn't work; V1.3.12 on Win2000

> The command "ls -laR *.doc" (Recursive listing of *.doc or *.pdf or
> *.rtf, in general files with specific extension) under a subdirectory to
> /cygdrive/c/ doesn't work. Even "ls -laR *.*" doesn't work.
> But "ls -laR *" lists all the files under the subdirectories.
> I am using CygWin Release 1.3.12-1 on Win2000 OS. The command "uname -a"
> on my machine prints out the following:
> CYGWIN_NT-5.0 HariPC 1.3.12(0.54/3/2) 2002-07-03 16:42 i686 unknown
> Thanks
> Hari

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