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bug#28969: 27.0.50; dired: Confirmation prompt for wildcard not surround
bug#28969: 27.0.50; dired: Confirmation prompt for wildcard not surrounded by whitespace
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:50:12 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Kévin Le Gouguec <address@hidden> writes:
> Yup, that's what I set out to do in bug#35564. Here is the patch
> series, condensed into a single patch for convenience.
Ok, will try it.
> Although note that you can already tell Dired that your '?' is meant to
> be substituted, by surrounding it with backquotes. E.g. try to mark
> some files, then
> ! echo 'foo`?`bar'
Maybe this is already enough.
> It's not implemented for '*' though.
Dunno if that has use cases.
BTW, in the docstring of `dired-do-shell-command',
(1) In this sentence:
| `*' and `?' when not surrounded by whitespace nor ``' have no special
can we avoid that ` gets linked to the backquote macro?
(2) "If you want to use `*' as a shell wildcard with whitespace around
it, write `*\"\"' in place of just `*'."
does that really mean *"" or rather "*"?