Subject: Shell globbing (was Re: foo-x.y vs. foo-part-u.v)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/10/1999 11:33:00
On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

# I've had a closer look at our version numbers, and as we can't do an
# eqivalent of the regular expression '[^-]+' in shell globs, and ALL our

Shell globs are an abomination.  If it weren't such a historic entrenchment,
I'd say the shell globbing ought to use EREs instead, but then matches
on files beginning with '.' would be screwed.  Perhaps we ought to extend
shell globs to be able to handle such expressions...?

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