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From "Scot P. Floess" <flo...@mindspring.com>
Subject Re: Unix commads behaving different in Ant task
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 18:13:08 GMT
I just double checked myself...to be sure...

Yeah, if you do a find with an asterisk, it will be expanded...  Its 
especially problematic if the directory from which you are issuing a 
find contains a file that meets expansion...

Alexey N. Solofnenko wrote:
> At least on Cygwin, Bash does not expand asterisk, if there are no 
> matching files. I thought this is a new "standard" behaviour.
>
> - Alexey.
>
> Scot P. Floess wrote:
>> No, bash is the same way...
>>
>> You have to really do a find <dir> \*.jar
>>
>> I was sorta wrong in what I was saying...find in this case is doing 
>> the expansion (in the case where one escapes the asterisk)...
>>
>> Dominique Devienne wrote:
>>>> $ rm *.txt # be carefull to run this in some temp dir
>>>> $ mkdir newdir
>>>> $ touch newdir/something.txt newdir/anotherthing.txt
>>>> newdir/yetanother.txt
>>>> $ find ./ -name *.txt
>>>> ./newdir/something.txt
>>>> ./newdir/anotherthing.txt
>>>> ./newdir/yetanother.txt
>>>>
>>>> It works as expected because the shell does not expand the asterisk.
>>>
>>> This is not true for me, at least on Solaris with tcsh (and I suspect
>>> traditional shells behave the same). The shell always expands the
>>> asterisk, and reports an error (find: no match) when the asterisk
>>> doesn't match any file in the current dir. The same with ls, etc...
>>> --DD
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