possible bug with find
Tue Jan 16 15:03:00 GMT 2001
Andrew Markebo wrote:
> Bash seems to have begun with a smart habit of deciding when to glob,
> and not to glob..
Bourne shell and its derivatives: If the glob pattern does not match a file, pass it to the program and let it decide what to do. OK for 'find', other programs generate a
'No such file or directory' error.
C shell and its derivatives: If the glob pattern does not match a file, always generate an error (program name followed by "No match.") and never run the program.
Esoterica such as the above, and a great introduction to shell scripting, can be found in the book "The UNIX Programming Environment" by Kernighan and Pike. Almost all the
content also applies to Cygwin.
Staff Software Quality Engineer
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