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Case-Insensitive Globbing


From: Mike Taylor
Subject: Case-Insensitive Globbing
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:12:36 +0000

Dear BashMeisters,

A suggestion: in these days when we all have a lot of files with names
like "04. Fade to Black.mp3" and "04. Fade To Black.mp3" and indeed
"04. FADE TO BLACK.MP3", it would be nice if Bash included a way to
make a globbing-pattern match case-insensitively, so I can say (for
example):

        $ ls *to*\i

Instead of:

        $ ls *[Tt][Oo]*

(The latter isn't too bad with two-letter words, but it would be a bit
of a nightmare to glob for supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in that
way!)

Are there any plans to do something like this?

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