Fish - The friendly interactive shell
Posted May 20, 2005 23:51 UTC (Fri) by kingdon
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As for the wildcard issue, a lot of utilities will read from standard in if called with no arguments. So having a non-matching wildcard expand to no arguments doesn't seem so good.
There are two traditional behaviors: pass along "*.txt" to the program (most/all Bourne-derived shells), or give an error and don't even call the program (csh). The latter makes more sense to me (one can always quote the *.txt if that's what one means).
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