How can I display a list of current environment variables and also recognized regular expressions....

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri May 2 02:26:32 UTC 2008

John Toliver wrote:
> Basically if I type cp *.*(what I mean is "all files") source destination.
> would these be considered regular expressions? I'm a little hazy on this.

Just a quick follow up since it looks like you found your answer
already.  Technically this is called 'globbing' not actually regular
expressions.   Regular expressions as used in perl, sed/awk etc etc are
a lot more elaborate than simple shell globbing.  That might help you
search for more accurate documentation.


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