On 15.06.2010 10:25, Aiza wrote:
> I have a directory with files in it. The first 3 letters of the file
> names is the group prefix. I'm trying to write a script to accept the 3
> letter of the group followed by a * to mean its a prefix lookup. But
> when I run it I get a message "NO match" that is not issued by the
> script. Its like * is not allowed as input.
> 
> Looking for sample .sh code for handling this standard type of lookup or
> some online tutorial that has sample code for bourne shell programming.
> 
> .

Just for the fun of it. Try escaping the asterisk ("\*") and see if that
works?

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