globbing doesn't work locally

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Sep 17 04:18:21 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 11:06:41AM -0700, Rob McMillin wrote:
> Globbing is asymmetric from the user's point of view.  It's provided
> for remote servers but not local ones.  This qualifies as a Surprise.

No, this is how is should work.  You quote globbing in order to avoid
having the local shell expand it (which is how you even get it over to
the remote shell for it to expand).  If I quoted a local file name and
had rsync glob it anyway, that would be a HUGE surprise.


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