[TUHS] origin of the name 'glob'

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 07:44:00 AEST 2017


On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 2:29 PM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

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>
> 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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All the DEC-10 and 11 operating systems I used had that wildcard, as well
as IIRC even the PDP-8, maybe someone can confirm the -8.

It would have been nice had RE's been the standard way to glob files, but,
that said, when I mention .*\.c to people instead of *.c they don't much
like it.

ron
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