Potential asterisk expansion bug in Windows Git Bash?
To
git@vger.kernel.org
From
Bo Zhang
Date
2019-08-14 11:50:47 UTC
Hi there,

Not sure if this is the correct channel to submit a bug report for
Windows Git Bash. Please let me know if I did anything wrong.

Today I noticed that on Windows Git Bash, the asterisk (*) is
incorrectly expanded even when it’s in a quote or following a
backslash (\). I’m wondering if this is the correct behaviour (which
seems like to me NOT).

Step to reproduce (in Windows git bash):

zhb@zhb-PC MINGW64 ~/Desktop
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.4.19(2)-release (x86_64-pc-msys)
Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

zhb@zhb-PC MINGW64 ~/Desktop
$ cat 1.sh
echo $1

zhb@zhb-PC MINGW64 ~/Desktop
$ bash 1.sh '*'
$A 1.sh 1.txt

zhb@zhb-PC MINGW64 ~/Desktop
$ bash 1.sh "*"
$A 1.sh 1.txt

zhb@zhb-PC MINGW64 ~/Desktop
$ bash 1.sh \*
1.sh 1.txt

Thank you very much.

Regards,
Bo Zhang