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In my deployment script I have such as code to exclude certain files.

shopt -s extglob
mv !(deploy.sh|file1|file2) ~/$public

It works almost well but ignores hidden files so they are not moved. How to improve the code to move hidden files too?

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There is a dotglob option in bash exactly for this purpose:

$ touch file1 file2 .file
$ ls !(file1)
file2

$ shopt -s dotglob
$ ls !(file1)
.file  file2

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