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Re: extglob patterns and dotfiles

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: extglob patterns and dotfiles
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:30:57 -0500
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On 12/31/17 10:36 PM, Eric Cook wrote:

> So to make my request more specific, i don't think the extglob !() should
> match dotfiles when one of the patterns in the list is preceded with an 
> period.
> to be more ksh93-like.

Let's see if we can be more precise: if a filename beginning with a `.'
does not match any of the patterns in a !(...) list, don't return it as
a match if the leading dot has to be explicitly matched.


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