On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Lars Eighner <luvbeas...@larseighner.com>wrote:
> > In general this is not possible. A few commands have exclusion options, > but > not many. Some shells have ways of managing glob exclusion (it's the shell > that expands wildcard patterns). Setting GLOBIGNORE works in BASH, whether > something similar works in others, you will have to investigate yourself. > But that isn't one line as you have to set GLOBIGNORE. BASH also has an > extended pattern matching option which includes negation, so you might want > to look into that. > pkg_delete can take regular expression arguments (see -x). Perhaps you > can devise one that will do the trick. Beware, however: it can take > multiple regular expressions and deletes package which match ANY (not all) > of them. > Shell globbing is the operation by which the shell expands wildcards and > finds matches. What you want to do exclude things from shell globbing. > watch out anything involving recursion --- things can happen that you don't > expect unless you really know what you are doing. > thank you, i can keep to regular painstaking methods for now, but would like to get the hang of it in future;. knowing what i'm looking for now is a big step for me. thanks again _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"