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Wildcard (globbing) in directory names

From: Clough, Neil
Subject: Wildcard (globbing) in directory names
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 11:54:07 +1100


We have a problem using the GNU coreutils "cat" program under Win32.

Or more precisely, the file spec that cat processes.

With the old MKS cat program, we could use a wildcard (glob) in the
directory name as well as in the filename.

eg cat <part dir name>*/<part file name>*

And cat would find all files matching to <part file name>*  in all
directories matching to  <part dir name>*

This does not seem to happen with GNU coreutils cat !

Any advice ?

Thanks in advance,


> Neil Clough
> PDMS Support
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