[Novalug] scp double failure
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Sat May 30 10:31:16 EDT 2009
On Sat, 30 May 2009, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Jane, you ignorant slut! Never, EVER type .*! Use ".??*" instead.
Who is this Jane??
> Do you know what you just did?
> One of the things that ".*" expands to is "..". So if you were
> in your home directory attempting to recursively copy all your
> dotfiles somewhere, well guess what? You just copied EVERYONE's
> home directory instead, not to mention your own twice, plus you
> copied your intended dotfiles a third time.
Sorry -- I don't understand a word of that. Fedora seems,
often if not always, to forbid me to copy other people's files.
> Of course, the pattern ".??" misses files like ".x" or ".1",
> but you will learn to avoid those names just like you avoid
> spaces in filenames.
Beartooth Implacable, Curmudgeonly Codger Learning Linux
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