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Re: docs incorrectly mention pattern matching works like pathname expans

From: Stormy
Subject: Re: docs incorrectly mention pattern matching works like pathname expansion
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:52:24 +0000 (UTC)

ok, thanks for the confirmation.  now u see what I meant before.. when saying 
bash does not have a builtin way to call fnmatch (I meant: for path name 
matching), clearly bash calls fnmatch, that is obvious, but there is no way to 
make it do pathname matching internally. (cd, ls, will surely do it, external 
to bash though)..

anyways, thanks for all the help..

    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:44:38 PM GMT+2, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> 
 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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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden   http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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