I am wondering is there is a way to assign a regular expression as a character in a string to a variable and not have the regular expression change my variable.

For example: in my directory I am working on I have: A.cc, A.hh, and foo.sh.

In foo.sh:


echo $var

I am trying to assign to var specifically A* and not A.cc, A.hh, which is what happening with *.

I am using /bin/sh.


use quotes to stop bash from globbing.

echo "$var"

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