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Re: regression: extglobs expand hidden files in 4.3

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: regression: extglobs expand hidden files in 4.3
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:41:17 -0400
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On 3/18/14 9:59 AM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> With bash-4.3 as found on Debian's 4.3-2 package:
> $ bash -cO extglob 'echo *(.)'
> . ..
> $ bash -cO extglob 'echo *(foo)*'
> . .. a
> $ bash -cO extglob 'echo @(|foo)*'
> . .. a
> It looks like the regression was introduced by 4.3, as 4.2 doesn't exhibit the
> same problem.

Thanks for the report.  This was a too-aggressive attempt at optimizing the
match-dot-files check.  I took advantage of the situation to make the code
simpler and more robust.  Try the attached patch and see if it fixes
things for you; it does the right thing for me.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

Attachment: extglob-skipname.patch
Description: Source code patch

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