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Re: how to refer to basename of $0

On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Tomasz Moskal wrote:

On Thu, 2011-07-28 at 21:04 -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
On Jul 28,  9:39pm, TJ Luoma wrote:
} Is it even possible to set NAME in .zsh* (and have it return } 'test.zsh' or are they called too early in the process?

This is sounding awfully familiar. Oh, it was on zsh-workers, where some of the -users crowd would not have seen it.

Starts here:


Interesting branch begins here:




Thanks for the links, but I am still baffled - basename $0 is working here without any problems:

% cat ~/.zshenv
unsetopt function_argzero
name=`basename $0`

% cat ./foo
. ~/.zshenv
echo $name
exit 0

The point wasn't quite the same (didn't involve "source"-ing .zshenv). $0 doesn't work if used inside startup files (.zshenv/.zshrc/.zprofile). When you source it manually, it's not treated specially.

Just wanted to note that the '%x' that I pointed out does work, though:

## as the first line of .zshenv (so, will be run when starting zsh)
$ sed 1q ~/.zshenv
echo in .zshenv 0=$0 %x=${(%):-%x}

## results in:
$ zsh
in .zshenv 0=zsh %x=/home/bhaskell/.zshenv


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