* wildcard in.sh script

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Tue Jun 15 08:50:20 UTC 2010

Svein Skogen (Listmail Account) wrote:
> On 15.06.2010 10:25, Aiza wrote:
>> I have a directory with files in it. The first 3 letters of the file
>> names is the group prefix. I'm trying to write a script to accept the 3
>> letter of the group followed by a * to mean its a prefix lookup. But
>> when I run it I get a message "NO match" that is not issued by the
>> script. Its like * is not allowed as input.
>> Looking for sample .sh code for handling this standard type of lookup or
>> some online tutorial that has sample code for bourne shell programming.
>> .
> Just for the fun of it. Try escaping the asterisk ("\*") and see if that
> works?
> //Svein
Not in the script but on the command line. newjails rm2*  as input to 
the script.

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