Robert Elz <k...@munnari.oz.au> wrote: > I know it is irritating to duplicate text, and if they were truly the same, > I would not advocate it, but glob patterns and RE patterns are just > different - only the char classes look kind of similar (and even there we > need to do the '^' -> '!' substitution) but aren't really. In an RE class > the only way to get a literal '-' is to make it first (after ^ iif it is > there) > or last. That's not true of glob patterns, perhaps just by accident of > that implementation in the Bourne sh (I do not recall quoting being > possible to enter a literal '-' in 6th edition sh glob patterns but my > memory might be lacking) - perhaps deliberate, I have no idea.
The 6th edition glob command did not implement escaping via '\\' at all. Jörg -- EMail:jo...@schily.net (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin joerg.schill...@fokus.fraunhofer.de (work) Blog: http://schily.blogspot.com/ URL: http://cdrecord.org/private/ http://sf.net/projects/schilytools/files/'