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bug#28969: 27.0.50; dired: Confirmation prompt for wildcard not surround


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#28969: 27.0.50; dired: Confirmation prompt for wildcard not surrounded by whitespace
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:23:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> the docstring of `dired-do-shell-command' says:
>
> | `*' and `?' when not surrounded by whitespace nor `\\=`' have no special
> | significance for `dired-do-shell-command', and are passed through
> | normally to the shell, but you must confirm first.
>
> However, the `y-or-n-p' prompts asks:
>
>   "Confirm--do you mean to use `*' as a wildcard? "
>
> and
>
>   "Confirm--do you mean to use `?' as a wildcard? "
>
> and you must answer with 'y' to let these not be treated as wildcards -
> if you answer with 'n' as the docstring suggests, the operation is
> aborted.  So, with other words, I think the questions must be inverted.

Hm...  I don't quite follow you here...  It says it has no significance
for the command, but just passes it through to the shell.  Where, of
course, it has great significance.

If you create the file 1-1, put "bar" in it, and say "! cat 1*1" on the
file, after you've answered "y", you'll get a buffer with "bar bar" in
it.

So I think all this is correct?  Unless I'm misreading you.

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