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From: Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com>
To: zzapper <zsh@rayninfo.co.uk>
Cc: Zsh-Users List <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: Glob Qualifier Yn enables short-circuit mode behaves oddly
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 14:50:12 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHYJk3TtNa6me0jNyw3oHB6W9awvnJx=ZFxssMYuZchy2qMU8A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5b876163-b54c-871a-5cd6-0d8aa840c65f@rayninfo.co.uk>

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.

-- 
Mikael Magnusson


  reply	other threads:[~2022-03-11 13:51 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 [this message]
2022-03-11 14:12   ` zzapper
2022-03-11 14:34     ` Peter Stephenson

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