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bug#25807: 24.5; List-Directory closes with error when invalid path is t
bug#25807: 24.5; List-Directory closes with error when invalid path is typed instead of prompting the user to fix it
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:45:14 +0300
> From: Andreas Politz <address@hidden>
> Cc: Colin <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:28:18 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > [...] We are looking for a way to reject non-existing directories, but
> > accept existing ones and wildcards, when the user types RET in these
> > cases.
> I think in order to do that we would have to figure out whether a given
> filename expands to some existing filenames or not, and this also for
> handled ones. The last part of which seems to be difficult.
Why is the last part difficult? directory-files already supports
that, doesn't it? And completion examines matching files as part of
its thing, so I hoped there's already an option to get that for free.
> A more simpler and less general approach would be the addition of a
> user-option, i.e. list-directory-use-wildcards.
The function in question already supports widlcards, so moving that
support to a new option would be a step backward, I think.