How to Use ‘find’ Command to Search for Multiple Filenames (Extensions) in Linux

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5 Responses

  1. anonymous says:

    You can pipe the output of find to egrep:

    # find . -type f | egrep -i "[.]sh$|[.]txt$"
    
  2. vlad says:

    ls *.ext1 *.ext2
    seems to be way simpler.

  3. libreman says:

    Another way is using -regextype and -iregex switch, fore example:

    $ find . -regextype posix-egrep -iregex '.*\.(xml|txt)$' -type f

    The above command find all files with xml or txt extension.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Libreman,

      Thanks for the great tip, If find it really very useful commandline trick to achieve the same results, hope it will be useful to others..

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