Where is Kdict?

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 16:32:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:08 +0000, g wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> <snip>
> > Leaving out the '\' will cause the Shell to expand the '*' in the
> > context of the current directory, which is almost certainly *not* what
> > you want.
> as i would have thought. until i tried without.

Well, to be precise: if *kdict does not match anything in the current
directory, then the Shell will pass *kdict as the argument to yum, which
is exactly what happens when you use \*kdict. OTOH if *kdict does match
something, then that's what gets passed as one or more arguments to yum.
That's rarely what you want.


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