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Re: [Help-bash] A 'for' loop through an empty directory

From: Christophe Lohr
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] A 'for' loop through an empty directory
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:30:51 +0100
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Le 27/10/2014 13:09, Greg Wooledge a écrit :
On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 10:18:07AM +0100, Christophe Lohr wrote:
Let's try:
  $ for i in /foobar/* ; do echo $i; done

Why do I get the string '/foobar/*' and not nothing?
There is a bash option, "shopt -s nullglob", which will cause the
script to act as you expect.

Thank you.
This is explained in the man but I did not understand.


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