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Re: variable assignment in a script using globsubst
- X-seq: zsh-users 8865
- From: Vincent Stemen <zsh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: variable assignment in a script using globsubst
- Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 12:22:03 -0500
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On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 10:49:10AM +0100, Peter Stephenson wrote:
> Vincent Stemen wrote:
> > Any idea why this works from the command line,
> > $ setopt globsubst
> > $ files=/bin/c*; echo $files
> > /bin/cat /bin/chflags /bin/chio /bin/chmod /bin/cp /bin/csh
> > but in a script, it does not?
> > The script works if I set globassign in the script, but it assigns it
> > as an array rather than a string. However, the manual says, this
> > about globassign.
> > "This option is provided for backwards compatibility only"
> > Am I overlooking some other option that could be affecting it?
> No, it must simply be that you have globassign set interactively, e.g.
> in .zshrc or /etc/zshrc. It always assigns an array; you'll find
> in the interactive case $files is /bin/cat. It's "for backwards
> compatibility only" exactly because of this confusion: the syntax says
> "scalar", but the glob says "array".
> is the right way to do this.
Thanks for the reply Peter.
No, I "unsetopt globassign" to make sure, even though it did not show
in the list of currently set options, but it still works from the
command line. I was trying to do it this way because the script I am
working on is running in sh emulation mode and doing it as
"files=/bin/c*" assigns it as a single string. I ended up going ahead
and changing the one function to zsh mode and doing it as a list to
get around the problem, but I wonder if I have stumbled onto a bug
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