Games Magazine - Combos
Combos is a Games Magazine puzzle where one must find Disney animated films that have a series of letters in the title. An example is "erpa = Peter Pan" because the letters e,r,p,a appear in Peter Pan in that order. Sounds like a perfect job for Grep!
Here is the code:
#!/bin/bash for LETTER in `echo $1 | sed 's/./&\n/g'` do COMMAND="$COMMAND ?$LETTER" done exec egrep -e "$COMMAND" list
The code outputs an grep command like this:
grep -e ' ?n ?d ?w' list
The class " ?" matches a possible blank space, then we have a "n", then any number of characters, and so on. The above shell script just makes it easy to create those reg-ex's.
Here is the list from here:
snow white and the seven dwarfs pinocchio fantasia dumbo bambi saludos amigos the three caballeros make mine music fun and fancy free melody time the adventures of ichabod and mr. toad cinderella alice in wonderland peter pan lady and the tramp sleeping beauty 101 dalmatians the sword and the stone the jungle book the aristocats robin hood the many adventures of winnie the pooh the rescuers the fox and the hound the black cauldron the great mouse detective oliver & company the little mermaid the rescuers down under beauty and the beast aladdin the lion king pocahontas the hunchback of notre dame hercules mulan tarzan fantasia 2000 dinosaur the emperor’s new groove atlantis: the lost empire lilo and stitch treasure planet brother bear home on the range chicken little meet the robinsons bolt
kyle@kyle-laptop:~$ ./combo.sh ndw snow white and the seven dwarfs