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Re: file globbing

On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 10:50, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, James Lemke wrote:
> > I've recently noticed a problem with Cygwin ls.  I did a quick search of
> > the archives, but didn't get any hits.  Has anyone else seen this?
> > Try: ls -dl ../tcl[7-9]*
> > Result on Linux: ../tcl ../tcl8
> > Result on Cygwin: ../tcl8
> >
> > That is, on Cygwin tcl[7-9]* does not match tcl.  I think it should.
> >
> > I have upgraded to the latest coreutils and still see the problem.
> > Comments?
> You were looking in the wrong place.  Globbing is done by the shell.
> Most likely it's bash.  Check your bash versions on both Cygwin and Linux.
> Also, check the shell settings (shopt).
> FWIW, "*" in bash usually means "anything", not "any number of occurrences
> of the previous expression" (i.e., globs aren't regular expressions).  But
> 	Igor

Ahem... sorry.  I'm mistaken.  It doesn't match ../tcl (in bash) on
either Linux or Cygwin, and it shouldn't.
The configure problem I'm looking at is something else.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

James Lemke   Orillia, Ontario
1992 ST1100, STOC #3750;   FWD# M:245401 H:246889
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. --John Lennon

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