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From: Ray Andrews <rayandrews@eastlink.ca>
To: Zsh Users <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: (N) defaults to whole directory listing
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:24:16 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d611ab66-c6f9-655f-89dc-ded8697fe0ed@eastlink.ca> (raw)

Is this really what we want?

    $ ls -1 no_such_file
    ls: cannot access 'no_such_file': No such file or directory

    $ ls -1 no_such_file 2> /dev/null

    $ ls -1 no_such_file(N)
    aliases,1,remove _find_match

    ....  lists the whole directory.  It's not exactly what one might
    expect. I can see that if the argument 'disappears' entirely then
    'ls' thinks 'ls *' but shouldn't 'ls' be in a 'not found' condition
    rather than a 'list all' condition?

             reply	other threads:[~2021-01-29 15:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-29 15:24 Ray Andrews [this message]
2021-01-29 15:33 ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-01-29 17:01   ` Ray Andrews
2021-01-29 17:52     ` Lawrence Velázquez
2021-01-29 19:52       ` Ray Andrews
2021-01-29 18:47     ` Bart Schaefer
2021-01-29 19:04   ` Bart Schaefer
2021-01-30 10:50     ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-01-30 15:00       ` Beverly Pope
2021-06-18 10:24     ` Why does >&- produce an error message when connected to a builtin? (was Re: (N) defaults to whole directory listing) Marlon Richert

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