How to move hidden files from a folder to another? This is a pretty trivial question. I’m a Linux user, so I want to do that via CLI of course.
The command is really really simple, but it includes a small trick:
The trick is
[!.]written after the
.mark, which identifies an hidden file or folder.
From bash reference manual of Pattern Matching
Matches any one of the enclosed characters. A pair of characters separated by a hyphen denotes a range expression; any character that falls between those two characters, inclusive, using the current locale’s collating sequence and character set, is matched. If the first character following the ‘[’ is a ‘!’ or a ‘^’ then any character not enclosed is matched. A ‘–’ may be matched by including it as the first or last character in the set. A ‘]’ may be matched by including it as the first character in the set. The sorting order of characters in range expressions is determined by the current locale and the values of the
LC_ALL shell variables, if set.
For example, in the default C locale, ‘[a-dx-z]’ is equivalent to ‘[abcdxyz]’. Many locales sort characters in dictionary order, and in these locales ‘[a-dx-z]’ is typically not equivalent to ‘[abcdxyz]’; it might be equivalent to ‘[aBbCcDdxXyYz]’, for example. To obtain the traditional interpretation of ranges in bracket expressions, you can force the use of the C locale by setting the
LC_ALL environment variable to the value ‘C’, or enable the
globasciiranges shell option.
Within ‘[’ and ‘]’, character classes can be specified using the syntax
:], where class is one of the following classes defined in the POSIX standard:
alnum alpha ascii blank cntrl digit graph lower print punct space upper word xdigit
A character class matches any character belonging to that class. The
word character class matches letters, digits, and the character ‘_’.
Within ‘[’ and ‘]’, an equivalence class can be specified using the syntax
=], which matches all characters with the same collation weight (as defined by the current locale) as the character c.
Within ‘[’ and ‘]’, the syntax
.] matches the collating symbol symbol.
What does this mean? I MUST STUDY REGULAR EXPRESSIONS :D:D:D.
I suggest you, to study with me. Then leave a comment here, so we discuss about.
Enjoy and #gwh !!!
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