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Re: cd with multiple arguments?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: cd with multiple arguments?
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:41:04 -0500
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On 12/9/10 11:30 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/23/2010 10:47 AM, Keith Thompson wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether this is a bug (the documentation doesn't address
>> this case), but it's at least mildly annoying.
>>
>> If you invoke the "cd" commands with extra arguments after the directory
>> name, all the extra arguments are silently ignored.
> 
> I would really love it if bash copied the zsh behavior here:
> 
> cd a b
> 
> tries to find a directory matching the extglob
> 
> a+([$' \t'])b
> 
> and fails if there are multiple matches or no matches.  Certainly less
> typing than remembering to quote the argument, via cd 'a b'.

It's trivial to write a shell function to do that, and many other things.

Chet
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