On May 4, 2006, at 10:30 , Christian Lopez de Castilla Wagner wrote:

[EMAIL PROTECTED] cat S56/vcs/20060504/*.vcs >> S56/vcs/20060504/cal.vcs

/: write failed, filesystem is full
cat: stdout: No space left on device

The shell expands the * after creating the output file for the redirection, so one of the files being concatenated into cal.vcs is cal.vcs. (This has always been true for all shells, in my experience.)

brandon s. allbery [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl] [EMAIL PROTECTED] system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] [EMAIL PROTECTED] electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH

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