On 05/11/2010 07:42 PM, terry wrote:
>> $ sudo rm -R *
> --------> what does ' * ' mean .... yes? i didn't see it in man rm. -r
> ,-R ,---recursive , all mean the same?
The * is UNIX shell file glob pattern, and not part of the "rm" command
at all. rm will only see a list of files.
The shell expands the glob pattern into some number of filenames
depending on which files match the pattern relative to your working
"echo *" will echo the files which match the glob pattern.
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