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On Friday 29 February 2008 01:51:03 pm Nejc =A9koberne wrote:
> Hi,
>
> >> $ grep FreeBSD.*1998 /usr/share/misc/bsd-family-tree
> >> FreeBSD 2.2.6 1998-03-25 [FBD]
> >> FreeBSD 2.2.7 1998-07-22 [FBD]
> >> FreeBSD 3.0 1998-10-16 [FBD]
> >> FreeBSD 2.2.8 1998-11-29 [FBD]
> >>
> >> :-)

> >
> > Just out of curiosity, what shell are you using where you don't have to
> > escape * ?

>
> That's a regular expression. It means (expression ".*") "zero or more of
> anything between FreeBSD and 1998".
>
> HTH,
> Nejc


It's also a shell meta-character in the shells I'm familiar with, and gets=
=20
expanded long before grep would ever see it unless you escape it. Hence th=
e=20
question about what shell the poster is using....

=2D-=20
Thanks,

Josh Paetzel

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