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Re: Syntax Question...

From: Ken Irving
Subject: Re: Syntax Question...
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:37:14 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:13:45AM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
>    Um...the description from "<<<",  above indicates it is...subject
> to pathname expansion...If I had matching filesin my dir, it
> expanded and returned them,
> so I'm pretty sure it does PN expansion.

As noted, you're being fooled by not quoting the variable, which is
expanded in the echo and not in the <<< operation.

    $ rm *.x
    $ touch foo.x bar.x
    $ read a <<< *.x
    $ echo "$a"
    $ echo $a
    bar.x foo.x


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