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* As is often the case, there is more than one way to skin this cat, although I won't mind other approaches, especially if they are simpler, I would like to learn what I'm doing wrong with locate --regex. Overall objective: I have several .git repositories on this computer. I want to get a list of those repositories without getting a listing of all the files in each repository. Each repository is in a different subdirectory, and with varying path lengths (both in number of characters and number of parent directories). Each repository has several files, including one file ending with .git, e.g.: /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/RS041-scintilla-syntax-highlighter/.giti /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/scintilla-scite/.git /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/scintilla-scite-pre20190419/.git /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite/Scintilla-SciTE/.git /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite/Scintilla-SciTE.git/.git /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite-pre20190419/.git /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite-preKDevelop/.git (Just for the record, I edited the .gitignore results shown below to the the .git results shown above, to show what I'm trying to get.) I believe I have achieved my objective by searching and finding similar lines that end with .gitignore, using this locate command (I've achieved my objective if every .git repository includes a file named .gitignore -- at the moment, I believe that is true): locate --regex \/\.gitignore which finds: /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/RS041-scintilla-syntax-highlighter/.gitignore /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/scintilla-scite/.gitignore /rhk03/Dusan_scintilla_git/scintilla-scite-pre20190419/.gitignore /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite/Scintilla-SciTE/.gitignore /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite/Scintilla-SciTE.git/.gitignore /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite-pre20190419/.gitignore /rhk03/chroot/scintilla-scite-preKDevelop/.gitignore But I've had no luck finding only the paths that end in .git. I've tried a number of locate commands (in almost a shotgun approach) none of them have worked, and some have given me some really strange results (finding files in /usr that have git somewhere in the filename, but not just .git) Some of the commands I tried: rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \/\.git rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \/\.git[^\/] rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \/\.git[^\/][:blank:] rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \/git[^\.][:blank:] rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \.git[^\.][:blank:] rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \.git[\.][:blank:] rhk@s31:/rhk03$ locate --regex \.git[:blank:] Any help / insights will be appreciated!