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Re: Please exclude ".." and "." in path completion of ".*"

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Please exclude ".." and "." in path completion of ".*"
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 17:22:28 +0200
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"Manuel Reimer" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> yesterday, I tried to just change the owner of a user profile. So I used "cd" 
> to get directly into the user directory and used this command, at first:
> chmod -R $USERNAME *
> Unfortunately there have been "dot files" in the user profile and so I tried 
> this command to catch them:
> chmod -R $USERNAME .*

You could have just used "." as the argument.  Saves a key. :-)

> Another example: How would I kill all files on a mounted removable media?

rm -rf * .[!.]* ..?*


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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