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Please,

How can I find a file in folder that start with a character (for example 'A') and the longer of file name does not exceed 8 ?

I know to find a file I use find fileName, but how about the longer of file name ?

Thanks

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    What do you mean by "the longer of file name"? Do you mean the remainder, as in everything after the A? – Celada Mar 6 '17 at 20:08
  • I have found that find's options are so esoteric beyond just things like "type" that it is so much easier to just pipe it to grep. – Aaron D. Marasco Mar 6 '17 at 22:18
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Wildcard is what you need:

find . -path './A???????' -type d

WHERE:

'.' will search in the current directory.

-path './A???????' this is a pattern: a word starting by 'A' and it has 8 characters total.

'-type d.' will only show directories (not files).

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