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Re: ls and wildcards

On Jul 14 15:30, Eric Blake wrote:
> Karl M <karlm30 <at>> writes:
> > I just noticed while looking around after updating dash that "ls /bin/*sh" 
> does not find bash and dash, but
> > it does on my Fedora core 6 machine at work. I see the issue in both 1.5 and 
> 1.7, attached is an example in
> > cygwin 1.7.
> []
> The issue is not ls, but glob() and fnmatch(), which do not have the same .exe 
> magic as other functions.  In short, fnmatch is merely comparing the pattern 
> against the values returned by readdir().  Either we could teach readdir() to 
> omit .exe (similar to how open() and stat() recognize 'ash' as a synonym 
> for 'ash.exe'), or teach the pattern matchers to to ignore the .exe returned by 
> readdir() (but still allow searches like *.exe to work).  I'm sure that 

Hmm, both ideas sound nice.  Probably not for Cygwin 1.7.1, but it's
something we could explore in a later release.  Both together might be
especially helpful.


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