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Re: bash script question

Kevin McKinley <ronin2@bellatlantic.net> writes:

> On 05 May 2003 17:19:04 +0100
> Oliver Elphick <olly@lfix.co.uk> wrote:
>> for f in `find . -type f`
>> do
>> done
> Can the "for" line be replaced with
> for f in *
> What would be the difference, except being simpler and not using find? :)

* includes all files and subdirectories in the current directory that
don't begin with a dot; the find invocation finds only files (not
subdirectories) in the current directory and all subdirectories
(recursively), regardless of their name.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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