[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 05:51:04 AEST 2017


That's the way I remember it, too--short for 'global expression'.
TOPS-10 also had a glob command.  That possibly predates the UNIX
glob.

-Paul W.


On 7/7/17, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> This is matches my memory/was the way I learned it - ie glob was just short
> for "global" (expression).
>
> Steve / Doug any memories?
>
> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> wrote:
>
>>     > From: Ron Minnich
>>
>>     > Why was it called glob? I always wondered.
>>
>> Something about global expressions.
>>
>> I recall reading about this somewhere; I tried looking in the man page:
>>
>>   http://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=V1/man/man7/glob.7
>>
>> but it didn't go into any detail. I don't know where I could have seen
>> it,
>> alas...
>>
>>         Noel
>>
>


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