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bug#31495: 26.1; filename completion -vs- "*"

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#31495: 26.1; filename completion -vs- "*"
Date: Sat, 19 May 2018 20:17:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tino Calancha <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Tino,

> We could even let the user enable globstar in those shells supporting
> it but having it disable by default (e.g. bash).

What about ls-lisp?

> +(defconst dired-enable-globstar-in-shell
> +  '(("ksh" . "set -G")
> +    ("bash" . "shopt -s globstar"))
> +  "Alist of (SHELL . COMMAND), where COMMAND enables globstar in SHELL.
> +If `dired-maybe-use-globstar' is non-nil, then `dired-insert-directory'
> +checks this alist to enable globstar in the shell subprocess.")

This works only if the shell name like bash or ksh is used. Often, just
/bin/sh is used, and you don't know which real shell this file is linked to.

Best regards, Michael.

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