[techtalk] Filename star

Britta Koch bkoch at rz.uni-osnabrueck.de
Wed Dec 29 10:06:44 EST 1999

On 29.12.99 at 14:06 Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:

>A nice enough solution (you forgot to claim that you followed the advice of an
>earlier thread about sys-adminning and "did not panic" :-) ). Bad luck if you
>had a few hundred files dot-files in the directory, though, since these would
>be sorted before the '*' file. 

No, rm * (or ls * or whatever) does _not_ match .* - you have to explicitly use .* -
at least on bash! If there is a switch/flag/whatever to make * match .*, I'd be curious to
know, though.


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