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Old 03-26-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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* in windows/dos is what in linux?

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Old 03-26-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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In shell globbing, it's the same thing, basically, except Linux doesn't treat extensions specially so that *txt will match foo.txt. In regexes, it's a '.' meaning 'any character' while '*' means 'zero or more of the preceding character'. (I think. Need to read a man page again to make sure.)


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