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From: "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
To: "Marc Chantreux" <eiro@phear.org>,
	"Zsh hackers list" <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: what's the point of the precommand modifier - ?
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:46:19 +0000
Message-ID: <8184488e-0f0c-47dc-9fc2-c785f7c8ec31@www.fastmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200914061515.GA3324@prometheus.u-strasbg.fr>

Marc Chantreux wrote on Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:15 +00:00:
> hello,
> 
> according to zshmisc(1):
> 
>        -      The command is executed with a `-' prepended to its 
> argv[0] string.
> 
> ok ... but why is it useful?

Most shells check whether their argv[0] starts with a "-", and if that's
the case, they behave as login shells (as though -l was passed).

The effect can also be achieved with ARGV0; see zshparam(1).

Cheers,

Daniel


      reply	other threads:[~2020-09-14  6:47 UTC|newest]

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2020-09-14  6:15 Marc Chantreux
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