Wildcard expansion in UNIX is performed by the shell, so to experiment with arguments it is probably better to specify a directory as an argument and see the result. You can use a native call to the glob(3) lunch function if you want pattern matching lookup like the shell, or use the output of find(1).
On Jan 14, 2017 5:19 PM, "dean" <deangwillia...@gmail.com> wrote: > To help work out how to call pdftohtml with arguments I thought I'd try to > do "ls *.txt" in the form of (call 'ls "*.txt") but I've got something > wrong. > I have seen * specified as @ as in > '`(chop "@.PDF") > and that worked fine with match but not with ls. > BTW what's the difference between the two leading ticks (I recognise > apostrophe as quote macro). > Any help much appreciated. >