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Re: docs incorrectly mention pattern matching works like pathname expans


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: docs incorrectly mention pattern matching works like pathname expansion
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:44:36 -0400
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On 3/15/18 3:26 PM, Stormy wrote:

> like I said, I've already implemented, roughly 40 lines in bash, and it
> seems to work, but if there is some builtin option 'shopt' or similar that
> can turn the right flags you mentioned, I'm all for testing it :)

There isn't. Pathname expansion is done in the specific circumstances Posix
says it should be (and historical shells perform). The other contexts use
straight pattern matching.


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