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Re: *(.*) matches wrongly when dotglob unset

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: *(.*) matches wrongly when dotglob unset
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:11:55 -0500
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On 11/29/11 9:53 AM, Yongzhi Pan wrote:
> Producing the bug:
> tux@dell:~$ shopt -s extglob
> tux@dell:~$ shopt -u dotglob
> tux@dell:~$ ls -d *(.*)
> ls: cannot access *(.*): No such file or directory
> tux@dell:~$ touch '*(.*)'
> tux@dell:~$ ls -d *(.*)
> *(.*)
> I think even if dotglob is unset *(.*) should still matches all dotfiles.

Thanks for the report.  This turned into a rather more complicated fix
than I anticipated.  The fix will be in the next release of bash.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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