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Re: ~dir


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ~dir
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 21:11:44 +0200

> From: Devon Sean McCullough <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 13:17:21 -0500 (EST)
> 
> Directory names beginning with ~ are broken.
> One might claim such names are pathological,
> all the more reason to handle them properly.
> Emacs 21.1 also has this bug.
> 
> $ cd ~
> $ echo ~root

The manual explains in section "Quoted File Names" that you should
use "/:" before the file name to disable the usual magic meaning of
the leading `~' character.

The ~-expansion is a feature, of course.



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