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Re: globbing in conditional expressions

On Wed, 14 May 2014, Daniel Shahaf wrote:

> Bart Schaefer wrote on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 08:41:17 -0700:
> Right, so short-circuiting would only be useful for callers that want to
> know whether a pattern matches a large directory, but don't care about
> having a list of matching filenames.  Does anyone have such a use-case?

I often thought about 'this kind of check' while writing a cron script
to analyze logs.  This often starts with 'do a lot of things, but if
and only if there is a log present in /var/log/..some_pattern...

Of course setting null_glob and doing "for name in /var/log/...pattern..."
will do nearly the same, but enclosing all preliminaries for a set of
files AND their loop together in a clear question for the need to run,
seems preferable to me - so  I second creating '-m' ;-)


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