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Re: [vox-tech] bash question - file matching without globbing


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] bash question - file matching without globbing
  • From: jdMAPSnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 10:40:15 -0700
  • References: 20010606101337.A27163@dirac.org

On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> is there a way to refer to more than one filename without globbing or
> specifying an absolute pathname for each file?
> 
> for example, suppose i have a directory xmen with the contents:
> 
> /usr/local/xmen
>   |
>   +--- cyclops
>   |
>   +--- shadowcat
>   |
>   +--- xavier
>   |
>   +--- storm
> 
> is there a notation i can use to single out 2 files?  something like:
> 
>       cp /usr/local/xmen{cyclops,shadowcat} /home/xmen

Assuming cyclops and shadowcat are regular files,

 cp /usr/local/xmen/{cyclops,shadowcat} /home/xmen

> i could've sworn mike simons showed me something like this, but i can't
> remember what the syntax was.

Yes, you did. :)

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