Re: The "*" character (was: Latex )
Hi Mark --
> because I'd said:
> >It would be helpful if you could tell us what version of the packages
> >you have installed. For example, if you would run this commands:
> > dpkg -l *tex*
> I noticed that this doesn't work under tcsh, but does work under
> bash. Is there a difference between how the * character is treated
> under the two shells?
What I'd written was actually not right for either shell.
I should have written:
dpkg -l "*tex*"
The problem is that without the quotes, the shell expands the argument
first, before handing it to dpkg. If there's a file in your current
directory with a name that matches *tex*, then that file, and only that
file, is fed to dpkg. This is not what's intended of course.
So I tried the correct usage (with the quotes) under tcsh and it worked