[Chicago-talk] shell expansion

Emil Janev ejanev2 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 5 17:35:35 CST 2003

Here is a question about small problem ( I think ) with shell expansion
under Windows.

Under UNIX the following would work naturally:

perl -l -e 'print for @ARGV' *

Everything that could be expanded with "echo *" from the current
directory will be printed.

Under Windows:

C:\Temp>perl -l -e "print for @ARGV" *

It will print just "*". ( echo * yields the same too ).

I used some technique to have the desired under Windows: Imediatelly at
the begining of the program:

@ARGV = <@ARGV>;

This basically works, but the same script want be portable to UNIX.

Any sugestion...


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