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Re: bash 2.05b.0(1)-release on Debian Sarge: [A-Z]* expands as [A-Za-z]*


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: bash 2.05b.0(1)-release on Debian Sarge: [A-Z]* expands as [A-Za-z]* :-(
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:10:04 -0700
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According to Alan Mackenzie on 1/28/2008 1:58 PM:
|
| .  Sadly, ls ignores my intentions and undiscerningly prints a list of
| all files whose names begin with a letter, big or small.

Actually, it follows your (unintended) directions, thanks to your current
locale, which does a collation sort.  You aren't doing [A-Za-z], but
[AaBb...Z], because your current locale prefers case-insensitive
collation.  Change your locale (try LC_COLLATE=C or LC_ALL=C) to see the
difference.

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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