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Re: Cygnus question

On Wednesday 1 Nov 00, Ken Arromdee writes:
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, David Starks-Browning wrote:
> > > >How do I set up Cygnus so as to smash case?  I want to be able to do "ls b*"
> > > >or "grep foo b*" and not have to do it twice for b* and B*...
> > > 
> > > See bash documentation.
> > Or the FAQ:
> > 	"How can I get bash filename completion to be case insensitive?"
> I seem to not have phrased my question properly.
> I'm not using bash.  I'm using the Cygnus tools only, typing in the commands
> from a Windows command prompt.
> And I'm aware I can use an expression such as [bB*], but my question is how
> to set things up so I don't need it.

I don't know that you can.  In UNIX, it *is* bash (or csh or ...) that
expands an expression like 'ls b*' to 'ls' plus a list of files that
matches your expression.  It's called "globbing".  (Don't ask me

Since the original UNIX commands ls, grep, ... have no builtin support
for filename globbing (since they expect the shell to do it), you
won't find it in Cygwin ports of these commands.

So you have to find a way to get cmd.exe or to do this for
you.  I don't think Cygwin can help you with that problem.

Hope this helps.


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