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Best in what sense?

ls is best combined with grep if you plan on doing any filtering: dir *.txt is equivalent to ls | grep .txt, and dir boogy*.* is equivalent to ls | grep boogy.

What is "best" about this? Ninereasons 20:02, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

grep > simple wildcarding

"best" in the sense that you get far more fine grained control out of piping to grep than you would with the use of simple wildcards.

Ok. But how do the examples illustrate this? Ninereasons 14:44, 21 June 2006 (EDT)

perhaps they don't

I dunno, perhaps the examples here don't? if that bugs you, maybe a link to the page for grep (or somewhere else that we have demonstrated OMG TEH POWAR OF TEH REGULAR EXPRSSION) would be appropriate? --Jimbo 20:32, 21 June 2006 (EDT)

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