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Re: Ignore certain glob characters?

2009/2/10 Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 2009/2/10 Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>:
>> "Benjamin R. Haskell" wrote:
>>> I'd like to be able to specify that I want no_nomatch behavior for certain
>>> meta-characters. With Windows commands, a common flag is '/?' (usually the
>>> semantic equivalent of '--help'), and I'm getting sick of typing '/\?':
>>> $ runas /?
>>> zsh: no matches found: /?
>> Assuming you never want to use /? as a glob expression,
>>  alias -g '/?=/\?'
>> will fix that one.  This may well be a better answer than what you're
>> asking for, since otherwise commands like the one you show become
>> dependent on what's in the root directory.
>>> The other place this comes up is when pasting URLs into the terminal (both
>>> Windows/non):
>>> $ wget http://example.com/probably?param=eters
>>> zsh: no matches found: http://example.com/probably?param=eters
>> I would suspect you don't need globbing at all with wget, if you use it
>> for standard purposes, in which case the usual workaround,
>>  alias wget='noglob wget'
>> whould be OK.  I can't offhand think of a reason you'd need to wget a
>> globbing expression, but that's without diving into the manual.
>> I can't think of any answers that give you more general control.
> What about that magic-url-quote-insert or whatever it was called? (not
> home so cant check manpage right now)

Functions/Zle/url-quote-magic is the one I was thinking about.

Mikael Magnusson

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