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Re: Brace expansion error

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Brace expansion error
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 16:45:51 -0500

> echo ~/{"old"}
> echo ~/{"old","new","dist","bugs"}
> Results in:
> /root/{old}
> /root/old /root/new /root/dist /root/bugs
> When there is only one element, braces do not expand.

As documented:

       A correctly-formed brace expansion must  contain  unquoted
       opening  and  closing  braces,  and  at least one unquoted
       comma.  Any incorrectly formed  brace  expansion  is  left

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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