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Filed under: General — Thomas @ 6:17 pm

2005-7-6
6:17 pm

Pop Quiz

Guess the Unix system that produces this output:

shiny:thomasvs$ touch acaps
shiny:thomasvs$ touch acapS
shiny:thomasvs$ rm acaps
shiny:thomasvs$ rm acapS
rm: acapS: No such file or directory

Hint:

shiny:thomasvs$ touch acaps
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acap*
acapS
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acap*
acapS
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acaps*
ls: acaps*: No such file or directory
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acaps
acaps
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acapS
acapS
shiny:thomasvs$ ls acapS*
acapS

Notice how the shell actually checks what you’re asking for and interprets it – contrast “ls acapS” with “ls acaps” output.

WOTD

figuroutable: within the capacity of someone to be figured out. Ok, let’s focus here. This distcheck bug should be figuroutable.

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