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Re: Bug: Ubuntu apt-get install package-*

On 11/10/2016 05:43 PM, Bob wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for your great work on ZSH.
> I'd like to report a bug.
> When I run install commands with `*` for all packages I get a zsh error
> while it works in bash.
> For example I recently tried this: sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-*
> Regards,
> Bob

It isn't an bug, the * is a metacharacter used for globbing.
The difference is what the shells do when a glob fails to match a filename.
bash will pass the glob as-is to the command while zsh will stop processing the line.

You can mimic zsh's behavior in bash with: shopt -s failglob
and you can mimic bash's behavior in zsh with: unsetopt nomatch

But by default in zsh if you want to to pass arguments to a command that contain
valid metacharacters to zsh, you have to escape them by quoting.
So the correct way is:

sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-\*

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