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How can I make vim :find only files with .c or .h extensions?

For example, I am interested in finding .c files starting with tsv so I would run :find tsv*. This gives too many results; how do I make it specific to .c?

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  • Doesn't :find tsv*c or :find tsv*\.c work?
    – statox
    Mar 23 at 9:03
  • it does but not sure how to look for .c and .h files together, ex: something like :find tsv*.{c,h} Mar 23 at 9:17
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    Ah, then :find tsv*[hc] should do the trick.
    – statox
    Mar 23 at 9:22
  • It does, can you please add this as an answer I will accept Mar 23 at 9:25
  • Welcome to Vi and Vim!
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Mar 23 at 13:44
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:find uses regexes as the regular search does. If you look at :h /[] you'll see that using [] in a pattern allows to search for a collection:

\_[]
    A collection.  This is a sequence of characters enclosed in brackets.
    It matches any single character in the collection.
    Example     matches ~
    [xyz]       any 'x', 'y' or 'z'
    [a-zA-Z]$   any alphabetic character at the end of a line

So your pattern should be :find tsv*[hc]

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    Thanks for the clear answer Mar 23 at 9:37
  • Its more glob than regex, no?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Mar 23 at 12:24
  • Good point Ben, that' probably more related to globbing
    – statox
    Mar 23 at 12:36

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