[K12OSN] find command

Roger roger.in.eugene at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 21:51:52 UTC 2007

It used to be you had to escape the asterisk in the find command, if you
didn't it would expand to the filenames in the current directory.   that
behavior apparantly changed.  Does anybody know how long that's been?

old way, if you were in a directory with the contents:

and you did a find like this:
find . -name *.txt
It would have looked for the three files blah.txt one.txt and two.txt
To do that find the way you wanted it to work, you would have to run it like
find . -name \*.txt

Now, with the version of redhat I have (AS4), doing
find . -name *.txt
looks through and finds the appropriate *.txt file like you would expect.

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