[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Jul 10 07:29:07 AEST 2017


On Sun, 9 Jul 2017, Arthur Krewat wrote:

> TOPS-10 came out as "MONITOR" in 1967, and while I'm not sure it started 
> out with * and ?, it definitely had it early on.
> 
> Not saying TOPS-10 was the originator of *, but it was certainly around 
> in at least one other operating system.

I vaguely remember something like "PIP *.TXT *.OLD" to rename files (the 
"*" was interpreted by the command itself, not the interpreter).

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