When I attempt the
regex alternative to find files in my downloads, especially, for this instance to get
.csv extensions, I get nothing returned.
I know I can get these files with:
find . -name '*.csv'
However, none of my regex alternatives with find work, for example:
find . -regextype sed -regex '.csv$'
Returns nothing even though it’s a working regular expression. Neither does the following:
find . -regextype sed -regex '(?<=\/)(.*?).csv$'
When my files look like:
./audienceBuild1.py ./audiences.json ./authorize ./bingoXandr.csv ./Book1.xlsx ./Book10.xlsx ./book2.pdf ./Campaigns (1).csv ./Campaigns.csv ./catalogue.csv ./coords.jl
You can do the following
find . -regextype sed -regex '.*\.csv'
What does this mean?
.*refers to the longest string containing any element in this pattern;
\.csvrefers to the literal string
Note how the dot needs to be escaped, otherwise it is seen as any character.
I believe this should work.