On Monday,  3 March 2003 at 10:57:01 -0800, Rus Foster wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> FBSD-4.7R
>> on other BSD's, and with ftp(1), 'cd x*' will cd
>> to the 1st match.  FBSD used to work this way
>> as well a few minor versions ago.
>> these days it crashes with 'too many arguments'
>> if there is more than one match.  i 'object'
>> to this behavior :)  i would like to report
>> it as a bug ...  is there a good reason for
>> it's current behavior?
> Its not FBSD rather than the shell expansion. Depending on the shell it
> will act in different ways. So best advice would be either hack the shell
> source code or find a shell with different behaviour

It's not a good idea to rely on this kind of misfeature.  I'd
recommend using a shell with file name completion, such as bash or
tcsh.  Then you can press the tab key instead of * and see what you're
changing to.

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