Re: Shell expansion of * and hidden files

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On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Andre Speelmans wrote:

On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 05:18:56AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

actually, it doesn't, since it wouldn't match the perfectly valid
".a".  it's a popular puzzle to come up with a glob that matches all
hidden thingies, without matching "." or "..".  and the solution is

$ echo .[!.]*

But this would miss the file ..test or any other which starts with two or more dots.

And I have to admit I don't know which glob would match all :(

hmmm ... you're right. must think harder on this one.


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