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Re: What the hell are these dirs?



On Sat, 2009-07-25 at 11:11 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 12:26:51 -0430
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 
> > What's wrong with
> > 
> >         echo *
> > 
> > and
> > 
> >         echo */*
> 
> 
> 1. Because the "ls" never completes and eventually bombs out 

So? In both your example and mine the * is expanded by the Shell.
There's no difference.

> 2. The entire directory listing shows up on one single long line with a
> simple echo * command.

True, but does it matter in this case?

poc


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