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Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 15:38:52 +0400
From: "Melekhov Alexandre A." <>
Subject: Re: PLS need help with new ISO rebuilding

Hello Solar Designer.

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:20:41 +0400, you wrote about "Re: [owl-users] PLS
need help with new ISO rebuilding":

> On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 04:43:13PM +0400, Melekhov Alexandre A. wrote:
> > # cp -a * ../OWL/.
> That's the bug.  "*" doesn't include filenames starting with a dot. 
> You should have used "." (current directory) in place of "*" (all
> non-hidden files in current directory).

Thank you. This works!
> In general, it is a good practice to avoid shell wildcards whenever
> possible.  As the name suggests, shell wildcards are expanded by the
> shell and passed into programs you invoke in an already expanded form.
> This results in a significant amount of processing on the filenames. 
> In particular, in the command above, "cp" had to check each filename
> for it possibly being an option to "cp" (that is, something starting
> with a dash), -- which was clearly undesired.

That was my fault :-( Thanks again.

Best regards, SKYDIVER-RIPN

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