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Re: list --search matching and Windows *-expansion

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:59:08 +0000

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:01:52PM +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>> Branko Čibej wrote on Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:24 +0100:
>>> Or use a different set of match chars on Windows instead of * and ?, as
>>> a hacky but usable workaround. [...]
>> a magic prefix, so «--search "nostar:foo#bar%"» [...]
> define some mapping between our fnmatch special chars
> [...] Windows users would [...] use the set of chars which works for them.

Reality check, please!

This is meant to be a simple feature to help people find files, is it not?

Magic prefixes and non-standard wildcard chars are a non-starter for

It would be better to disable the whole '--search' option, or the
wildcard support in it, on the Windows CLI.

- Julian

(Darn, I was trying so hard to keep out of this thread...)
Received on 2017-12-18 21:59:12 CET

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