Re: bold and normal fonts appear reversed in openoffice
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
Colin Watson [email@example.com]