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Re: range [A-Z] bug


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: range [A-Z] bug
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 06:10:56 -0600
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According to Toby Kelsey on 6/16/2006 6:02 AM:
> I discovered that the range pattern '[A-Z]*' matches the filename 'test'
> but not
> 'atest', which appears to be a bug.

Not a bug, but your setting of locales.  Try repeating the test when
LC_ALL=C is in your environment, to see the difference.  Some locales,
such as en_US.utf8, intentionally do case folding in ranges, so that [A-Z]
is interpreted as [AbBcC...zZ].

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