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Re: doc improvement for dotglob

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: doc improvement for dotglob
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:08:19 -0400
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On 9/26/16 6:40 PM, Ian Kelling wrote:
> The docs currently say:
> "When a pattern is used for filename expansion, the character '.' at
> the start of a filename or immediately following a slash must be matched
> explicitly, unless the shell option 'dotglob' is set. 
> The last bit should be changed to say
> unless the shell option 'dotglob' is set and the file is not named '.'
> or '..'. 
> And dotglob's dedicated section has similar wording to change.

Thanks for the report.  There should be something in there about `.'
and `..' always having to be matched explicitly.

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