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bug#31496: 26.1; support "**" globbing in filename completion


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#31496: 26.1; support "**" globbing in filename completion
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:32:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

> Bash has a "**" globbing feature (you have to set "globstar" to get
> this) for recursive globbing.  "**" will recursively match
> subdirectories.
>
> This would be handy for filename completion in Emacs.
> Then finding a file somewhere in some subdirectory would be as easy as
>
> C-x C-f **/filename TAB

I just tried this:

~/src/emacs/trunk/**/abbrev.el

and it worked!  (Which is news to me.)

~/src/emacs/trunk/**/abb TAB

also worked.  But you want ** to do the same thing recursively?  Hm...
Oh, I see -- ** is just the same as *?  Yes, then I agree that recursive
** globbing would be very nice...

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