On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 12:04:23AM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > On 2007-01-15 10:21, Chuck Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Jan 14, 2007, at 1:44 PM, Gary Kline wrote: > > > Man! truer words, (&c)... . One o the very few suggestions > > > left for improving shells [ and/or subshells ] is a flag, > > > say '-N' which would have *nothing* to be escaped. In other > > > words a '$' or '"' would be interpreted literally. But I'm > > > sure there are reasons for not escaping some bytes. > > > > ZSH has the "noglob" keyword which can be quite useful... > > OMG! I managed to break a new shell war :) > > /me ducks and runs very far away >
No! no, cometh backeth, Giorgos! No war, just peace, love anf flowers:-) Actually, I do use zsh, just have no clue how to set noglob. I was going to ask, but didn't want to show my ignorance. [[ been using zsh for 16, 17 years... ]] Anyway, NOT to get into any kind of war--there being enuf stupidity in the world--but I'm thinking of having essentially a bare-threaded program loader. A trivial shell (tsh?) that does little more than take any ISO.8859-[1-2] character and do a fork-exec. Even "[" which is really /usr/bin/test, would be sucked in as a plain "[". I do a lot of regex stuff that meaning finding obscure patterns in text files or marked-up files. I've got the regex book and a cheatsheet several K lines long. (****) Chuck, exactly what does noglob do? How to set/unset, please? gary -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"