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Re: Strange 'find' result

On Mon, 15 Feb 1999, Mitch Blevins wrote:

> In foo.debian-user, you wrote:
> > Can somebody explain this to me?
> > 
> > $ find /cdrom -iname wx*
> > $ find /cdrom -iname wxx*
> > /cdrom/debian/hamm/hamm/binary-i386/libs/wxxt1_1.66d-2.deb
> > 
> > Why does the first 'find' query give no results?
> Are you quoting the argument to avoid shell expansion?
> $ find /cdrom -iname 'wx*'

No.  I just did it as it was printed above.

Today is another day.  I did the same thing and here is the result:
(I was in my home directory as I was yesterday)

jhspies@Johann(8)$ find /cdrom -iname wx*
find: paths must precede expression
Usage: find [path...] [expression]
jhspies@Johann(9)$ cd /
jhspies@Johann(10)$ find /cdrom -iname wx*

Anyhow, it is not a problem for me.  I was just curious on why the strange
result.  Now I am wondering why I did not get the same result today?

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