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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] {archives} vs archives

From: Adrian Irving-Beer
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] {archives} vs archives
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 11:09:31 -0400
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On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 07:57:55AM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:

> Using shell meta-characters in filenames is IMO a bad idea. It
> prevents you from just cut-and-pasting filnames in your command line
> (typical example: people read the arch tutorial, cut and paste
> commands containing '{' and '}', and complain that it doesn't work)

For things you'd have to look at often, I fully agree.

Still, { and } work fine in my bash and zsh.  Sure their tab
completion escapes them, but the raw versions seem to actually do the
right thing.

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