[arch-general] Recommended reading for Shell expansion mechanism

Bigby James bigby.james at crepcran.com
Fri May 30 13:21:20 EDT 2014

On 05/30, Heiko Becker wrote:
> Hi all,
> as I'm trying to give shell programming and things like that a start, I have
> a short question related to the shell expansion:
> I heard that it is possible to exclude things after using a wildcard like
> ./* for every file in the current directory. Am I right or did I
> misunderstand something? Is there some place on the internet where I can
> find things about expansions and such operations of the shell?
> Thanks in advance,
> Heiko

If Bash is what you're trying to learn, I'd recommend following Greg's Wiki.[1]
The section on patterns and globbing has what you're looking for.[2]

[1]: http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide
[2]: http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide/Patterns

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