Hi,

At Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:53:11 +0900,
Dmitry V. Sabanin wrote in [ruby-talk:112357]:
> I have a strange problem with Dir.glob and directory symlinks on linux.
> There's a directory:
>  $ ls -l /tmp/test
>  drwxr-xr-x    2 sdmitry  sdmitry        80 Sep 13 10:40 test1
>  drwxr-xr-x    2 sdmitry  sdmitry        80 Sep 13 10:40 test2
>  lrwxrwxrwx    1 sdmitry  sdmitry         8 Sep 13 10:40 test3 -> ../test3
> Each sub-directory has files with .file extension. Here's the problem:
>  $ ruby -e "p Dir.glob('**/*.file')"
>  ["test1/test.file", "test2/test2.file"]
> Why there's no test3 files in the result? And what simple workaround can I use 
> to get:
>  ["test1/test.file", "test2/test2.file", "test3/test3.file"]

"**" doesn't traverse symbolic links, or it can cause an
infinite loop.

$ ruby -e "p Dir.glob('*/**/*.file')"
["test1/test1.file", "test2/test2.file", "test3/test3.file"]

-- 
Nobu Nakada