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Re: Passing list of filename suffixes to script.

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Passing list of filename suffixes to script.
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 12:58:04 -0400

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 06:52:14PM +0200, Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev wrote:
> i made a script like always for it, but to my surprise it doesnt work
> ./*.xz
> is there, but it doesnt return anything
> from three @(..) extglobs
> @(./)@(*.)@(xz|other)

The @(./) part is wrong.  Globbing doesn't handle directory path
components in that way.

unicorn:~$ echo *.pdf
1040A.pdf 34282.pdf [...]

unicorn:~$ echo @(./)*.pdf

You're basically asking bash to generate filename matches which include
the substring "./" within the current directory.  No filename can contain
that substring, because it has a slash in it.

Also, there is absolutely no benefit to putting the "*." part inside of
an extglob expression.  It works, but it's extra syntax for no reason.

What you want is simply this:


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