wildcards don't work in directory with files with odd characters

jeff jeff@jeffunit.com
Mon May 18 20:12:02 GMT 2020


On 5/18/2020 1:01 PM, David Macek via Cygwin wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 8:07 PM Adam Dinwoodie <adam@dinwoodie.org> wrote:
>> Cygwin's `ls` expects the
>> shell (e.g. Bash) to expand globs like `*`, but Windows' command
>> prompt expects applications to handle expanding globs (or the Windows
>> equivalents thereof) themselves. When you call a Cygwin command like
>> `ls` directly from the Windows command prompt, Windows passes the
>> arguments as-is to the Cygwin command, and the Cygwin command assumes
>> that the arguments it received are already appropriately expanded.
> This is actually false.  The official FAQ mentions it as well
> here<https://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.api.globbing>.
>
> I went on to investigate what's the issue, but I can't replicate it.
> Things like the console code page, the system code
> page<https://www.digitalcitizen.life/changing-display-language-used-non-unicode-programs>
> could be at play, but I don't see why it would behave like this.
>
I can make a small tar file with some files with odd names if that would 
help.

jeff



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