Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 15:38:52 +0400 From: "Melekhov Alexandre A." <amel@...ru> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com 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 amel@...ru
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