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Stuck with ls

datavalue
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I need to list all the files in a directory so my call in a C program is system(syscmd)
where syscmd is "ls -l /tmp/receive/*.* > /tmp/receivelist"
however if there are no files in the directory receive my command fails as ls /tmp/receive/*.* returns no files found.
Any suggestions how to stop the error message and determine a list of files in a directory using a wildcard pattern?
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If you are executing the command in the C-shell, i.e. if your normal login shell is the C-shell (or tcsh) you should set the shell (not envt.) variable "nonomatch" either in ~/.cshrc or as part of the syscmd. This should suppress the error message and status code so that the generated output will be empty.
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