find command with regex {1,2}

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have been trying to create a find command string that will find all files that end with a number 1-99 but exclude all others. e.g. I want to find myfile1 myfile99 but not myfile456 and not myfilebackup The regex I'm thinking of is myfile[1-9]{1,2} but I can't get this to work with find. find . -regex '.*myfile[0-9]{1,2}' OR find . -iname 'myfile[0-9]{1,2}' From what I can see it's the {1,2} part that is not working. (by the way can you use -name -regex interchangably?) Any help appreciated. (HowTos)