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Old 03-15-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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tutorial != reality (my reality anyway)

Don't you just hate it when you're reading through a tutorial and discover that something it says is important doesn't exist.

I can't provide the link, since you have to register, but I'm stepping through a linux fundamentals tutorial at IBM. The tutorial is written by Daniel Robbins of Gentoo.

Here's the part I'm having trouble with:
Single vs. double quotes page 11 of 11

Note that double quotes will work similarly to single quotes, but will still allow bash to do some limited expansion. Therefore, single quotes are your best bet when you are truly interested in passing literal text to a command. For more information on wildcard expansion, type man 7 glob. For more information on quoting in bash, type man 8 glob and read the section titled QUOTING. If you're planning to take the LPI exams, consider this a homework assignment
There is no man 8 glob on my slackware system.
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i have on my gentoo box, man 7 glob and man 3 glob but no man 8 glob, is this an old article? perhaps its simply been removed or the information in section 8 has been merged into on of the other sections
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Don't know... It's in here:


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