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Old 08-10-2017, 09:06 AM   #1
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globbing question


am i right in saying thay

ls host* - shows all results with host and after it such as
hostname hostfile1 hostmaster1 etc

ls *host* - shows files with host and directories in the name?
filehosting1 thehost1 iamhostat1

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Old 08-10-2017, 09:29 AM   #2
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Yes. You can read more in the manual page for glob(7)

Code:
man 7 glob
Or try some experiments in the shell.

Keep in mind that globbing is different than regular expressions (regex)

update your computer before it's too late.
 
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the '*' represents 'zero or more occurences of any character'.
so e.g. the string 'host' would fit both examples.
 
  


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