O'Reilly logo

Fundamentals of Linux by Oliver Pelz

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

File globbing

In this section, you will learn how shell expansion works and how we can use file globbing to make our lives easier when using commands that deal with a lot of input files. We will discuss all existing and available shell globbing character classes and show you important use cases and examples for each of them. When working with commands that use file or directory names as arguments, such as the ls command, it is very helpful to learn about file and directory globbing. These are special characters typed in the shell that behave differently than regular characters. All globbing characters are going to be replaced by the shell with a list of files matching the characters' pattern right before any command can use them as parameters. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required