Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58466
Shell is not case sensitive when expanding [a-z]*
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-13 i686)
Description of problem:
If you do a "rm -fr [a-z]*" all files including those begining with
capital letters are deleted !!!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. touch a b B c
2. ls [a-z]*
Actual Results: a b B c
Expected Results: a b c
Sure - that's the intended behavior if you're using a case insensitive locale (which is basically anything other than C).
If you don't like it, set
Wow this seems like a retrograde step. Bash is largely used as a systems
programming language as well as a user command shell and one that could be
relied upon across all Unix systems back to the dawn time time (1970ish !)
Now a common feature that was used is shell scripts to distinquish between
upper case and lowercase file name sets has been broken. I found this new
feature ? when using an XFree86 script which deleted the entire file tree!
*** Bug 59038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 59028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***