> -----Original Message-----
> From: nosuzuki / e-mail.ne.jp [mailto:nosuzuki / e-mail.ne.jp]On Behalf Of
> John Kaurin
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 9:10 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML; ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
> Subject: [ruby-talk:13524] ARGV
> 
> 
> Some confusion on ARGV.
> 
> If I have a file, say, Test.rb, with the line:
> 
>    p ARGV
> 
> And, say, it exists in a directory with some
> other ruby files, a.rb, b.rb, and c.rb.
> 
> Then I invoke it like:
> 
>    ruby Test.rb -> []
>    ruby Test.rb *.py -> ["*.py"]
>    ruby Test.rb *.rb -> ["Test.rb", "a.rb", "b.rb", "c.rb"]
> 
> The first two cases I expected, but for the third
> I expected ["*.rb"] rather than the expanded
> wildcard output.
> 
> Is this behavior correct? Is it documented somewhere?
> Is there documentation on any other anomalies with
> ARGV?
This is not an anomaly - it is the correct shell behaviour.
It expands wildcards to list of files, if there is a viable 
match for it, or sends wildcard as-is if no files match it.

Aristarkh A Zagorodnikov, Lead Programmer, W3D Group
http://www.w3d.ru /// xm / w3d.ru /// ICQ UIN 36987938