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bug#36490: 26.1; directory-files-recursively breaks when it encounters a


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#36490: 26.1; directory-files-recursively breaks when it encounters a directory named "~"
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:50:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> An initial ‘~/’ expands to your home directory.
>> An initial ‘~USER/’ expands to USER’s home directory.
>> ---
>> 
>> Assuming the "An initial" refers to the first parameter, then

[...]

> If you want "~" to be interpreted literally, you need to protect it
> with "/:".

Sorry; I don't quite follow you here.  The doc string says that "~/" is
interpreted specially.  There's no "/" in "~".  :-)

That 

(expand-file-name "~/" "/tmp/")
=> "/home/larsi/"

is fine, because "~/" isn't a valid file name.  But "~" is, and that's
the problem.

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