Stephane Chazelas <stephane.chaze...@gmail.com> wrote, on 07 Jun 2017: > > Do you have an opinion on whether POSIX should allow the > expansion of globs not to include "." and ".." by default?
It's already optional, in a way, as a consequence of it being optional whether "." and ".." are present in the directory. However, I think currently if other utilities' behaviour shows that they are present (e.g. "ls -f ." and "ls -a ." output entries for them) then pathname expansion of .* must include them. I would not object to decoupling these so that expanding .* can omit "." and ".." even if they are present in the directory. -- Geoff Clare <g.cl...@opengroup.org> The Open Group, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1AX, England