as title: is the behaviour of
.* to include
.. defined in LSB or POSIX or some other specification?
There is no exception that would make the second period in
The passage above describes the behavior of the shell (
The language is exactly the same in version 3, also known as POSIX:2001 and IEEE 1003.1-2001, which is what most current systems implement.
Dash, bash and ksh93 comply with POSIX. Pdksh and zsh (even under
In ksh, you can make
In bash, you can make
Probably you mean the functionality in bash expansion about globignore. By default the bash expansion match . and .. but reading the man:
You can set the variable
you are removing only the current directory. The POSIX standard only specify that . is the current directory and .. in the parent of the current directory. The special meaning of .* is interpreted by bash or other shells (or programs like grep).