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Re^2: a glob w/ no wildcards returns itself

by jeberle (Initiate)
on Aug 23, 2011 at 19:32 UTC ( #921979=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: a glob w/ no wildcards returns itself
in thread a glob w/ no wildcards returns itself

Thank you Eliya. The use case I have is to do actual file matching, where the user specifies the pattern. For this, the behavior is counter-productive. Therefore:
$ perl -le 'print grep { -f } glob "foo.c"'
will have to rule the day.

In bash you can do:

$ shopt -s nullglob $ echo foo.?
but then ls generates full dir listings on failed globs.

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