python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows
gordon at panix.com
Mon Dec 5 14:54:02 EST 2016
In <o249l7$knc$1 at dont-email.me> DFS <nospam at dfs.com> writes:
> > Shells don't just repeat the characters you type, they interpret them.
> Yes, I see that now. I still don't think bash/shell should alter the
> input going to another program.
But that's one of the reasons *to* use a shell!
ls *.c ERROR No file named "*.c"
ls > output ERROR No file named ">"
rm 'a file name' ERROR No file named "'a file name'"
cd ~/foo/bar ERROR No file named "~/foo/bar"
cat $HOME/file.txt ERROR No file named '$HOME/file.txt'
vi $(grep -l foo *.txt) ERROR No file named '$(grep -l foo *.txt)'
None of these commands would work if bash didn't "alter the input going to
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