Globbing (was Re: HAMMER update 10-Feb-2008)

Bill Hacker wbh at
Tue Feb 12 11:34:38 PST 2008

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> it's called "|/" here) that works like xargs built-in.
:> find . -name "*.c" |/ rm -f "%"
    find . -name "*.fubar" -delete

    In anycase, I don't think people quite grasp that there is no solution
    to the csh-globbing issue.  You could allocate memory dynamically, sure,
    and what happens when your glob pattern results in twenty million files?
    or a billion files?  You sit there twiddling your thumbs for four 
    hours while csh eats up all the memory on your machine and everything
    comes to a grinding stop.  It doesn't work.

    People need to learn to use find, xargs, awk, etc.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>

All manner of insects have been found preserved in amber, so why not a 

But they didn't *choose* to be fossilized.


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