#511 A convenience option to [glob] returning all entries

Evil Son

Currently, to match all entries in a directory including hidden entries (in Unix) and entries that start with a period (in general) we use:
[glob * .*]

Matching hidden entries explicitly in this way is likely to be more expensive than an option that returns all directory entries without any matching i.e a dump of the directory contents. A possible option is "-all":
[glob -all]

Thank you.

E Wilson


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I believe an -all should exclude . and .., thus giving just the
    contents of the directory in a platform-independent way.

  • Don Porter

    Don Porter - 2008-01-28
    • labels: 322376 --> 36. Pathname Management
  • Donal K. Fellows

    • assigned_to: dkf --> vincentdarley
  • Jeffrey Hobbs

    Jeffrey Hobbs - 2008-03-12

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    dup of 1880980

  • Jeffrey Hobbs

    Jeffrey Hobbs - 2008-03-12
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