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Re: Following symlinks in globstar (part 2)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Following symlinks in globstar (part 2)
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:21:03 -0400
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On 4/11/18 12:21 AM, Murukesh Mohanan wrote:
> This has come up in the past, and was somewhat resolved (<
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2014-03/msg00097.html>), but
> bash's behaviour is still a but surprising IMHO. While globstar doesn't
> descend further into symlinks, symlinked directories are selected as a
> candidate for matches to ** itself. But zsh doesn't do this:

Before I look at this, note that this doesn't demonstrate anything: you
haven't enabled the `globstar' option, so `**' isn't treated specially.

> $ bash -c '(d=$(mktemp -d); cd "$d"; mkdir a; ln -s a b; touch a/a.c c.c;
> echo **/*.c; cd ..; rm -r "$d")'
> a/a.c b/a.c

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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