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Passing list of filename suffixes to script.

From: dora-solomon
Subject: Passing list of filename suffixes to script.
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:43:44 +0200 (CEST)

From: Greg Wooledge <>
Subject: Re: Passing list of filename suffixes to script.
Date: 24/07/2021 19:23:41 Europe/Paris

On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 07:11:58PM +0200, wrote:
> call_rsync -i{.c,.f} -- more here for rsync
> There is the problem of how to pass ,v and other non-period suffixes. 

> Oh, so the original problem specification was all wrong? You're NOT
> actually passing a list of suffixes to a script, and then trying to
> generate a command dynamically from the positional parameters within
> the script?

I am trying to decide on a good system to pass filename suffixes.  Allow to 
pass anything 

rather than restrict things to some suffix types only. 

Perhaps the following and could also rewove the braces.


Wanted to check with you on what ideas to trash and a good way to do it.

> That would have been good to know.

> It sounds like the new problem specification is:

> "I have a known list of suffixes that I want to pass to rsync, and I
> have been using the bash brace expansion syntax to do it, but it
> doesn't work when my suffixes contain literal commas."

That's it.  I babbled too much.

> Simply stop using the brace expansion syntax within your script. Write
> the arguments out explicitly instead.

> call_rsync -i.c -i.f -i,v

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