Command Line Expansion

Various types of command line expansions are present in some or all the shells. Some are specific to a single shell. Refer to “Command Line Expansion” on page 606 for an introduction to command line expansion in the Bourne Again Shell. See “Processing a Command” on page 797 for information on the Z Shell. The following sections review several types of command line expansion you may be familiar with and introduce some new ones that are used by the TC Shell. These sections also discuss the order in which the shell performs the various expansions and provides some examples. As with the bash coverage, the history (page 686) and alias (page 689) expansions are not included in the following discussion because they cannot be used ...

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