[CentOS] Maybe OT : strange wildcard behaviour
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Sun Oct 24 05:39:20 EDT 2010
I'm currently working through some basic HOWTOS (Linux Fundamentals 1-4
by Gentoo founder Daniel Robbins) on a CentOS 5.5 server, just to keep
I've just noticed a curious wildcard behaviour, which I can't really
explain. Let's say I wanted to list all the files or directories in /tmp
starting with any uppercase character. Normally, I would do this :
$ ls -d /tmp/[A-Z]*
Curiously enough, this command lists *all* the content of /tmp,
consisting of a majority of files and directories starting with a
*lowercase* character. I've tested this on two different machines, with
the same results. I'm puzzled.
Can anybody offer an explanation for this curious behaviour ?
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