Bash substrings – just can’t figure it out…

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Tue Jan 31 18:31:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:07:20 +0100
Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at> wrote:

> I have an example here:
> File="03. Rock Nuts.flac"
> echo "${File##N*s}"
> The result should be ”03. Rock .flac”, shouldn't it? Obviously not,
> because the result is ”03. Rock Nuts.flac”, which is exactly the
> original string.
> So what am I missing?

Knowing little about BASH, I'm nevertheless immediately drawn to the
fact that your example is missing the space you wish in our output.

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