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Old 08-25-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Wink A Unix shell question


I signed up for the unix website but it sucks: I can't post anything in it at all and it's very slow.
http://www.unix.com/
If anyone knows a good unix furum for beginners, i'd like to know.

What does * mean when you run a program that needs an argument and you provide it with * as argument?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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* is a wildcard operator, e.g.
Code:
grep string file.txt
will look for "string" in file.txt, while
Code:
grep string *
will search for "string" in all files in the current directory.

Linuxquestions is a great site to ask about shell programming.... we have our own programing forum after all.
 
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