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Re: Porting an alias from bash to zsh fails.

Incoming from Bart Schaefer:
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, s. keeling wrote:
> > Hi list.  I'm new to zsh so this could well be pretty simple.  I've been 
> > wondering why the following works in bash, but fails miserably in zsh.
> > [NO_MATCH explain snipped]

Ah.  Hmm.

> >    RXVTNEWSFONT='-*-neep alt-medium-*-normal-*-*-100-75-75-c-*-iso8859-1'
> > 
> >    alias dfn="rxvt +sb -fn $RXVTNEWSFONT -geometry 128x51+69+42 \
> >       -e nice /usr/bin/slrn -f /home/keeling/.jnewsrc-dfn \
> >       -h news.individual.net"
> This one would have worked for you if only you'd put the entire thing in
> single quotes instead of double quotes.  There's no reason to expand the

This is better.  Specifically, when I type "alias", I see:

  dfn='rxvt +sb -fn "$RXVTNEWSFONT" -geometry 128x51+69+42 \ 
      -e nice /usr/bin/slrn -f /home/keeling/.jnewsrc-dfn \
      -h news.individual.net'


... instead of seeing the _expanded_ version of $RXVTNEWSFONT in

Thanks.  Much appreciated.


Perhaps I should start a new thread here, but should I assign any
significance to the fact that bash =~ 0.51 Mb and zsh =~ 0.4 Mb?

  dpkg -l zsh
  ii  zsh   4.0.4-33   A shell with lots of features.

If it's got "lots of features" (presumably, > bash), why's it smaller?
More efficient coding, or does zsh throw out extraneous stuff that bash
cares about?

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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