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General Unix After receiving several comments to his November 2005 article on hating UNIX, David Chisnall offers his responses and further insight on his continuing disdain.
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RE: Shell Globing
by Vanders on Mon 20th Mar 2006 10:29 UTC in reply to "Shell Globing"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Not really. The problem with globing being in the shell is that application never get a chance to pre-process their command line arguments before the shell expands them. At least if the globing were somewhere both the shell and the application could access it and control it's behavour, commands such as "mv *.foo *.bar" would actually have a chance of working.

Edited 2006-03-20 10:30

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