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Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting

From: Andrew Arensburger
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 magic filename quoting
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:02:32 -0400
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On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 01:49:31PM -0600, Richard Stallman wrote:
>           At first glance, this workaround appears to work.
>           I'd rather fix it properly, though.
> This is a feature, not a bug.  I don't think there is a bug here.

        The problem is that if there's a directory or symlink called
"/:", then

        M-x find-file /:/a/b/*

doesn't work: it creates an empty buffer called "*" corresponding to
the file "/a/b/*", rather than opening all files in /:/a/b . I don't
see any obvious ways to configure Emacs to do so, or to escape the

Andrew Arensburger, Systems guy         University of Maryland
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