On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 19:45 -0500, Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Beside the space issue, you also might take care about globbing.
> > If you e.g. "cp *" you won't copy hidden files of the directory, but all
> > inside folders of the directory. If you e.g. "rm *", you'll delete all
> > files, including hidden files.
> The command "cp *" will not recurse into directories without -r or -a
> to enable recursion. The "*" is expanded by the shell and is passed as
> arguments to the command. This means that "*" will expand to the same
> set of files and directories, regardless of the command in front of
*lol* sorry, I should have add the -r switch.
> In bash, you can enable globbing of hidden files with "shopt -s
> dotglob If set, bash includes filenames beginning with a `.' in
> the results of pathname expansion.
I didn't know that
Anyway, I just thought it might be an important hint, for somebody who
has got issues with spaces.
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