Shell file completion
alejandro at varnet.biz
Sun Feb 20 20:31:03 GMT 2005
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 12:20:01 -0500
Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> [Please wrap your lines around 72 chars or so]
I am using Sylpheed-Claws, and it appears to be wrapping at 78 characters. But the option 'Smart Wrapping' was set and is marked as *EXPERIMENTAL*. So I turned it off and change the wrapping to 72 characters.
> Alejandro Pulver <alejandro at varnet.biz> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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".
> Bill Moran
> Potential Technologies
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