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Re: Zsh and wildcards

On 2019-02-20 11:13, Mike Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:31:24PM -0700, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2019-02-19 13:42, Mike Brown wrote:
>>> Zsh 5.3 under Win7-64
>>> I'm trying to do the following:
>>>     mv TSMUXER/*.ac3 TSMUXER/txmuxer.ac3
>>> The problem is the the * is not being expanded.  I have no idea why not.
>>> Any tips will be appreciated.
>> The command line implies you have a .ac3 file already in TSMUXER and want to
>> rename it to fixed name txmuxer.ac3. A lack of expansion implies there is no
>> file matching that pattern. You can prefix simple commands with echo to test
>> their effect. If a pattern is not expanded, use ls to check what exists in the
>> source directory, and where it differs from your expectation.
> Ah, but the file I want to change the name of is indeed there.  For this
> particular run, the name is ".track_2.ac3".
> And yes, I did all kinds of testing to see what was being presented.
> For the time being I got around it by doing:
>     mv TSMUXER/`ls -A TSMUXER` TSMUXER/tsmuxer.ac3
> But, I'd rather use the wildcard.  Plus, I'd like to know why it isn't
> working and how to fix it.

Dotfiles .* are hidden by default under most shell expansions unless .* is
explicitly specified or shell specific options are specified: for zsh specify
the D glob qualifier *(D), for bash set shopt -s dotglob.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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