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I am try to find directories like

services-client?.git

using the command

find . -name *\?.git

but get all directories ending in .git

What I'm doing is downloading a file from amazon s3 and in creating directory based on the lines in the file. I generate a file in excel then copy the values into notepad and finally upload the file to amazon s3.

I add the .git extensions before creating the directory. This might mean that I have a line ending problem in the downloaded file.

  • Try quoting the string e.g. "find . -name '*\?.git'" – uint128_t Jan 3 '16 at 17:12
  • Try find [path] -type d *\?.git – pun Jan 3 '16 at 17:14
  • Or enclose in singles quotes? – Xen2050 Jan 3 '16 at 17:25
  • find . -type d -name *\?.git gives me all directories including the directories with question marks. and find . -type d -name '*\?.git' gives me no result. – Hendré Jan 3 '16 at 17:46
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    If you have CR or other bad char in the file, you might create a name that ls displays as question-mark but is not in fact question-mark. Try ls -1b or ls -1b partialmatch*git (numeral one and lowercase bee) to see exactly what you have. – dave_thompson_085 Jan 4 '16 at 0:52
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Use this to find all directories with a question mark in name:

find . -type d -name '*\?*'
  • I get an empty directory listing when I try this. – Hendré Jan 3 '16 at 22:28

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