[arch-general] Recommended reading for Shell expansion mechanism

Heiko Becker heikobecker92 at gmail.com
Sat May 31 04:29:43 EDT 2014

Am 31.05.2014 04:47, schrieb Alexandre de Verteuil:
>> 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
> * Bigby James <bigby.james at crepcran.com> [2014-05-30 12:21] :
>> 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
> Hi,
> I found the Advanced Bash Scripting Guide extremely valuable.
> http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
> You might be interested in these particular parts :
> http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/pathmanagement.html
> http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/globbingref.html
> Regards,


thank you everyone. That was exactly what I was looking for and did not 
find. :D

Wish you a nice weekend.

Best regards,


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