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Re: please explain yum list to me...

On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 01:31 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-02-14 at 06:51 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > Why doesn't *synaptics* find xorg-x11-drv-synaptics ?
> Because the command line interpreter that you're typing in expands the
> wildcards, trying to match something (locally), rather than the
> wildcards being passed to yum, and having yum wildcard match something
> that it's looking through.
> When you want some command to do its own tricks with wildcards, escape
> them with a backslash, so the CLI doesn't use them.
> e.g. \*example\*

yum list \*synaptics\*
Installed Packages 
libsynaptics.i3860.14.6c-5.fc10 installed
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.i386 0.15.2-2.fc10 installed

Available Packages
gsynaptics.i386 0.9.14-2.fc10 fedora
ksynaptics.i386 0.3.3-7.fc10 fedora
libsynaptics-devel.i386 0.14.6c-5.fc10 fedora
synaptics.i386 0.14.6-11.fc10 fedora
xfce-mcs-plugin-gsynaptics.i386 1.0.0-2.fc10 fedora
xfce4-gsynaptics-mcs-plugin.i386 1.0.0-1.fc9 fedora

Much better !

I don't understand why the CLI is mangling *synaptics*.   Yum, written
in Python, should get an argv that is *synaptics*.    This needs to be
looked into.   As far as I am concerned, this is a bug.

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