Re: bold and normal fonts appear reversed in openoffice
On Saturday 15 May 2004 07:05, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 06:31:18AM -0400, richard lyons wrote:
> > BTW, why "grep '^ii.*'". WHat does the ".*" usefully add?
> > and the single quotes? I expected, and got, the same response with
> > either or both omitted.
> '*' is a metacharacter to the shell: if you'd happened to have any files
> in the current directory whose names started with '^ii.' for whatever
> reason, or if you had the shell option 'nullglob' set, then "grep ^ii.*"
> would have gone wrong. You may feel this is unlikely, but it's good
> style to quote metacharacters nonetheless.
> There are no metacharacters in ^ii alone, so quoting there is
Thanks, Colin. I use these things so little that I get vague about them.
That is a nice clear explanation, which I shall keep.