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From: Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@spodhuis.org>
To: zsh-users@zsh.org
Subject: Safety guards for typos
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 19:17:36 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Ye3wIGuWrDpsIT2I@fullerene.field.pennock-tech.net> (raw)

So I just had a rather bad time when I didn't type a dot.

Instead of:

    mv *(.) old-2022-01-23/

I typed:

    mv *() old-2021-01-24/

This created a function `mv` and a function for each entry in the
current directory.  I should not have had a directory named `cd`, that
was a bad call.  My Downloads area is full of cruft.

Is there anything that I can turn on, in parsing, so that *() is
interpreted as a syntax error instead of doing the globbing first and
then defining many functions?

-Phil


             reply	other threads:[~2022-01-24  0:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-24  0:17 Phil Pennock [this message]
2022-01-24  1:46 ` Mikael Magnusson
2022-01-24  2:01   ` Phil Pennock
2022-01-24  2:11   ` Phil Pennock
2022-01-24  2:51     ` Bart Schaefer
2022-01-24  5:57 ` Daniel Shahaf

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