Shell file completion
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Feb 20 17:20:03 GMT 2005
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Alejandro Pulver <alejandro at varnet.biz> wrote:
> I was learning regular expressions, and I noticed that the shell has
> something similar (but it is different from regular expressions).
> When I type 'echo *', it replaces '*' for all the files/dirs not starting
> with a '.' (dot).
> I understand the '*' in regular expressions must be preceded by other
> thing to match it.
> So it is behaving like the DOS wildcards.
That's funny. More like "DOS wildcards seem to mimic this".
> Where is it documented?
'man sh' - the section on "Shell Patterns".
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