Weird / FS behavior

Johny Mattsson lonewolf-freebsd at
Fri May 5 02:35:18 UTC 2006

On 05/05/06 12:30, Christian Lopez de Castilla Wagner wrote:
> I'm posting this to -questions and -stable, since I'm not sure if it is
> a problem or if I'm simply overlooking something.

You're overlooking something :)

> root at hellion# cat S56/vcs/20060504/*.vcs >> S56/vcs/20060504/cal.vcs

The shell creates the "cal.vcs" file before it expands the glob (the 
*.vcs), and therefore the cat command ends up using cal.vcs as input as 
well, causing a nasty feedback loop.

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