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Re: lynx-dev new capability?

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev new capability?
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:48:13 -0500 (EST)

> Mark wrote: 
> I've been using Lynx since mid-1996. If I recall correctly, the earlier  
> versions of Lynx weren't capable of interpreting the below address. Lynx  
> seemed not to like question marks, equal signs, .dll, etc. in the address.   
> Today when I used the above address, it worked fine. When did this become  
> possible?  (or am I just remembering incorrectly?)  
> > On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, T.E.Dickey wrote: 
> > you may not have quoted the address, so your shell tried to expand the 
> > question marks. 
> Why would you say something like that?  I keyed in the address exactly as 
> worded above.  

Unix shells expand '?' as a wildcard matching any single character.

Thomas E. Dickey

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