prob with Tcl glob command under Cygwin

Tue Dec 31 19:04:00 GMT 2002

I have downloaded the Tcl/Tk 8.3.4 package
which was released with patches to compile
under the cygwin C compiler for Windows OS,
available from

For the most part this works except it
seems to work better using the init.tcl
file that comes with the Scriptics Tk 8.3.4
binary for Windows

However, one big problem is that the glob
command does not seem to work. Whether
I call it with a wildcard in the file
name pattern or a pattern that is just
the actual name of a single file, regardless
of if it is POSIX style path or Windows
style path or just the file name of a
file in the current working directory,
calling it from a program or the Tclsh
command line, no matter what it just returns
an error saying there are no files matching
the pattern.

All other file system commands, shell
commands via exec, etc, work okay, just
not glob.

I wonder if anyone else has had this
problem and how it can be fixed.

Thanks for any help

--- Joseph Rosenzweig

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