[CentOS] yum and wildcard problems

Tue Apr 17 16:09:05 UTC 2007
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 11:04:57AM -0500, Brian Barnes wrote:
> I am having trouble using wildcards ("*") with yum in Centos 5.  Listing

You're probably having problems with shell expansions.

> [root at granta ~]# yum list kern*
> yum: No match.

This is the shell saying that; it's trying to expand kern* and failing.
Whenever you use * or ? on command lines you should quote them.  So
  yum list 'kern*'
  yum list kern\*
to stop the shell from changing your input.