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Re: getting weird output out of 'echo' w/args

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: getting weird output out of 'echo' w/args
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 21:25:06 -0400
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On 5/29/13 9:08 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Why would I get this:
>> echo "gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/liboxygen-gtk.so 
>> [u::rwx,u:law:rwx,g::r-x,m::rwx,o::r-x]"
> gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/liboxygen-gtk.so 
> [u::rwx,u:law:rwx,g::r-x,m::rwx,o::r-x]
>> echo gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/liboxygen-gtk.so 
>> [u::rwx,u:law:rwx,g::r-x,m::rwx,o::r-x]
> gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/liboxygen-gtk.so s
> ^^--so why doesn't it echo out it's input arguments? Where did the acl go?
> into 's'?  ;-/

Are you familiar with filename generation, commonly known as `globbing'?

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