9.4 Use Wildcards to Create Files?
Now, let's say that you want to create some more files called efile , ffile , gfile , and hfile . What's wrong with typing the command line below? Try it. Instead of vi , you can use your favorite editor or the touch (21.7 ) command:
Stumped? Take a look at article 1.16 about wildcard matching.
The answer: wildcards can't match names that don't exist yet.
That's especially true with a command like