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Re: . and .. are included where they were excluded before

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: . and .. are included where they were excluded before
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:13:41 -0500
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On 1/26/21 4:00 PM, kfm@plushkava.net wrote:

One example is that gregrwm claims the following outcome for 5.0.17(1) in Ubuntu 20.04:-

   $   echo @(?|.?)      #. and .. are included
. .. a .b

Note that '.' is said to be among the pathnames matched. I don't see how this can possibly be the case. I'm hoping that it was merely a case of making a mistake in the course of performing the tests and assembling the results.

That's the thing I said I would look at in my initial message.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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