zsh-users
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: Vin Shelton <acs@alumni.princeton.edu>
To: Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@ntlworld.com>
Cc: Zsh-Users List <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: Most Recent File
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:07:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACeGjnVEN_zXR1xVk=UCOpBh7afAD7+5vGxfBJOkfgOnSa+oyw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0b757d10f1a2374d5a84199fbed71314e16fea63.camel@ntlworld.com>

[-- Attachment #1: Type: text/plain, Size: 1225 bytes --]

Thanks. I had attempted to strip away unnecessary complexity from my
problem, but I now see that was a mistake. I have a function, recent:

# Print the names of the most recent files in the specified directory.
# Usage: recent [count [file_pattern]]] [directory]
#               count defaults to 1
#               file_pattern defaults to *
#               directory defaults to the current directory.


local dir=
if [[ $# -gt 2 ]]; then
  if [[ ! -d "$3" ]]; then
    print -u2 "$0: directory \"$3\" does not exist."
    return 1
  fi
  [[ $3 != '.' ]] && dir="$3"/
fi

print -l -- ${dir}${~2:-*}(-om[1,${1:-1}])


So far, so good.  recent 3 ==>

zsh/
Any Given Sunday.mkv
TheEnglishPatient.mkv

BUT ls -ld $( recent 3 ) ==>

/usr/bin/ls: cannot access 'Any': No such file or directory
/usr/bin/ls: cannot access 'Given': No such file or directory
/usr/bin/ls: cannot access 'Sunday.mkv': No such file or directory
-rw-r--r-- 1 acs acs 727146010 Oct 22 15:52 TheEnglishPatient.mkv
drwxr-xr-x 3 acs acs      3488 Oct 23 12:20 zsh/

I would like to make the second example work.  I don't particularly care
how the first example looks.  Do I really have to use an external command
(like `printf') to make this work?

  - Vin

[-- Attachment #2: Type: text/html, Size: 4372 bytes --]

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-10-23 19:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-23 16:15 Vin Shelton
2021-10-23 16:43 ` Dominik Vogt
2021-10-23 16:58   ` Peter Stephenson
2021-10-23 17:24     ` Dominik Vogt
2021-10-23 17:32       ` Peter Stephenson
2021-10-23 18:39         ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-23 19:07         ` Vin Shelton [this message]
2021-10-23 19:26           ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-23 20:43             ` Vin Shelton
2021-10-23 20:56               ` Pier Paolo Grassi
2021-10-23 22:42                 ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-24  0:24                   ` Pier Paolo Grassi
2021-10-24  0:32                     ` Paul
2021-10-24  1:45                       ` Dominik Vogt
2021-10-24  7:22                         ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-10-25 19:45                           ` Disabling null elision (was: Re: Most Recent File) Daniel Shahaf
2021-10-25 20:02                             ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-10-25 20:41                               ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-10-25 21:00                                 ` Ray Andrews
2021-10-25 21:09                                   ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-25 21:05                                 ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-25 21:20                                 ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-10-25 20:05                             ` Bart Schaefer
2021-10-24  1:37                     ` Most Recent File Dominik Vogt
2021-10-23 16:47 ` david rayner
2021-10-23 16:54   ` Vin Shelton
2021-10-23 16:51 ` david rayner

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to='CACeGjnVEN_zXR1xVk=UCOpBh7afAD7+5vGxfBJOkfgOnSa+oyw@mail.gmail.com' \
    --to=acs@alumni.princeton.edu \
    --cc=p.w.stephenson@ntlworld.com \
    --cc=zsh-users@zsh.org \
    --subject='Re: Most Recent File' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

Code repositories for project(s) associated with this inbox:

	https://git.vuxu.org/mirror/zsh/

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).