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Ls command question

I am scratching my head right now. I am trying to archive a ton of files in a directory. I am attempting to tar them by year. On our development server if I type ls *_2008* it returns all of the files I am expecting to see. (The format of the filename includes xx_xx_xxx_2008-09-29_xxx.xxxx.xxxx) When I run the same command on the production server it says file or directory not found. Yet when I do a simple ls I see tons of files that I would expect to come back with the pervious ls command.

Any ideas why it works fine on our development system and does not work on production?

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I guess globbing is disabled. Can you enable globbing and retry?

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set +o noglob

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Code:
set +f

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Nope, that did not change the results of the ls *_2008* command on production.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway!

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What is your OS and SHELL?

Code:
uname


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echo $SHELL

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$ uname
SunOS
$ echo $SHELL
/bin/ksh
$


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It works for me, please verify:

Code:
$ uname
SunOS
$ set +f
$ touch /tmp/bla_2008bla_bla
$ echo /tmp/*_2008*
/tmp/bla_2008bla_bla

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