Subject: Re: upgrade to mv
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Matthias Buelow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/15/2001 18:42:36
Lucio De Re <email@example.com> writes:
>may be a little limiting. I miss, for example, MS-DOS's
> REN *.cob *.dis
This is because on DOS the shell (i.e., command.com) does not interpret
wildcards. On Unix, depending on what shell you're using, and what files
matching *.dis already are there, you will get different parameters.
Of course you could write a utility and quote the wildcard characters...
But naturally, such a thing is the prime task for a shell script, and
I guess a good amount of small scripts have been written by various
people for personal use, for this purpose. It's, like, a matter
of 10 minutes, unlike on DOS. There is no need cluttering the system
with what can easily and quickly be accomplished by combining already