On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:21:56 -0500, Doug Chapman wrote:
On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 20:18 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:54:34 -0500
> Doug Chapman <doug chapman hp com> wrote:
> > $ sh -x foo.sh
> > + cp 'missingfile/*' /tmp
> > cp: cannot stat `missingfile/*': No such file or directory
> For completeness, please show 'foo.sh' (:
oh yeah, just like my 5rd grade teacher said, "show your work!"
$ cat foo.sh
cp missingfile/* /tmp
The key here being that "missingfile" does not exist, which was the root
of my original issue.
thanks, that's the key to reproducing it with non-builtins. if it expands
to existing paths, the quotes are not added in the xtrace. If, however,
the quotes exist in the script, that can not be concluded from watching
only the xtrace.