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RE: bash shell globbing not working anymore
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 17:10:40 +0100
- Subject: RE: bash shell globbing not working anymore
On 04 October 2006 16:47, Andy Telford wrote:
> Has any experienced this?
> - "ls" works but "ls *" returns "ls: *: No such file or directory"
> - same if I just use the shell builtin "echo *" just returns "*"
You are in an empty directory. There is nothing for the '*' to match.
As glob expansion is handled by the shell, ls ends up actually seeing "*" as
the argument passed to it, rather than a list of filenames. Since there is no
file called "*" in the directory, there is nothing for it to list; it returns
the same error as any other non-existent filename.
Contrast the effect of "ls *" against "ls .*".
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