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dict:terms:globbing [2009/02/24 06:25]
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dict:terms:globbing [2010/12/17 03:11] (current)
thebonsai the term "glob"
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 $ cat 1.txt 3.txt foobar.txt XXX.txt $ cat 1.txt 3.txt foobar.txt XXX.txt
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 +The term "​glob"​ originates back in the UNIX(r) days where an executable ''​glob''​ (from "​global"​) existed which was used to expand pattern-matching characters. Later, this functionality was built into the shell. There'​s still a library function called ''​glob()''​ (POSIX(r)), which serves the same purpose.
  
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