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Re: Why update Swahili?



> gilpel altern org wrote:
>>>> Those packages provide contributed multilingualization (m17n) input
>>>> maps
>>>> for... whatever the language.
>>> If you don't need them, just say
>>> yum erase m17n\*
>>
>> Yeah, I suppose with yum they wouldn't come back. But what is the
>> backslash for? Can't find any backslash in the yum man page.
>>
>
> The backslash is to prevent the shell from expanding the asterisk and
> passing on the asterisk to yum literally. Its called escaping a special
> character. Try looking for escaping characters in the bash man page.

So, if I write

rm m17n*

it will remove all instances of m17n...

but, because yum is not a bash command, the * has to be escaped?


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