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Re: RFE: new option affecting * expansion

From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: RFE: new option affecting * expansion
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 22:35:12 -0400

"Chris F.A. Johnson" <chris@cfajohnson.com> writes:
> It would be nice if there were an option to allow * to expand sorted
> by timestamp rather than aphabetically.

Generally, a new option is not a good way to accomplish this, as an
option has global effects and can cause other parts of the code to

Back in the old, old days, there was a program named "glob" that did
pathname expansions.  So you wouldn't say

   cat *

you'd say

   cat $( glob * )

where glob would get one argument, "*", and output a list of file
names.  A glob-by-modification-date program would be a better solution
for this need, IMHO.


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