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Re: give me some syntax sugar, honey!


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: give me some syntax sugar, honey!
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:23:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/20.7 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

address@hidden wrote:
>       foo[12-21]  would expand to foo12, foo13, ... foo20, foo21

The [] syntax already has meaning, so it shouldn't be changed.  It
could be done with a different syntax, but maybe this will already
work for you:
eval "echo foo{$(seq -s, 12 21)}"
Beware that this will produce all such filenames, regardless of
whether those files exist.


paul



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