Originally Published: Wednesday, 12 January 2000 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Linuxnewbie.org: Globbing on the Command Line

"Globbing" is like a lot of terms you hear from UNIX users -- it sounds amusing, but it's meaning isn't necessarily apparent. Actually, globbing isn't something you yourself need to do -- it's something you get to tell the shell (e.g. bash or csh) to do for you. Globbing is done when you specify filenames using "wildcard" contractions to refer to more than one file using a shorter form for them on the commandline...."