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I am learning Linux Basics and I have found some unexpected behaviour

Here is the script

ls /home/shiv/Documents
Dhoni.txt

Now, I want to use globbing

cd /home/shiv/Documents
ls *txt 
Dhoni.txt

But, If I want to search for .jpg files as well then, I am getting an error

cd /home/shiv/Documents
ls *{txt, jpg} 
ls: cannot access '*{txt,': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access 'jpg}': No such file or directory

What is the right command to list both txt and jpg files?

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You can do

ls *{txt,jpg}

spaces are used to separate arguments, so the shell is treating *{txt, and jpg} as two arguments, trying to match them separately. { and } are treated literally instead of expanded to a range of possible matches.

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