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From: zzapper <zsh@rayninfo.co.uk>
To: Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com>, Zsh-Users List <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: Glob Qualifier Yn enables short-circuit mode behaves oddly
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 14:12:00 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2218de7b-c1e6-031d-369e-0725d6f605d5@rayninfo.co.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHYJk3TtNa6me0jNyw3oHB6W9awvnJx=ZFxssMYuZchy2qMU8A@mail.gmail.com>

On 11/03/2022 13:50, Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> On 3/11/22, zzapper <zsh@rayninfo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi
>>   > print *(.omY3)
>> notebash.txt note132.txt note020.txt
>> I don't know why it's selected those 3 files but it always does
>> Yn
>>      enables short-circuit mode: the pattern will expand to at most n
>>      filenames. If more than n matches exist, only the first n matches in
>>      directory traversal order will be considered.
>>      Implies oN when no oc qualifier is used.
> You've included the answer in your mail, Y3 will stop looking at files
> after finding 3 in directory traversal order, those 3 files are then
> sorted according to their modification timestamp. If you want to
> consider all files in the directory, use [3] instead of Y3.


So what then is traversal order?


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-11 14:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-11 13:09 zzapper
2022-03-11 13:50 ` Mikael Magnusson
2022-03-11 14:12   ` zzapper [this message]
2022-03-11 14:34     ` Peter Stephenson

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