Where is Kdict?

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 17:28:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 17:21 +0000, g wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> <snip>
> > 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.
> have a look at my 'captures'. only diff i can see is that 1st has '\',
> 2nd does not. all of rest looks same to me.

If you have no file matching *kdict in your current directory, then of
course they're the same. That's what I'm saying.

All of this has nothing to do with yum or kdict of course. It's just
basic Shell semantics.


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