Commandline escaping magic

Aren't your tired of having to wrap your url in quotes when using wget so the various & and ? do not mess up your terminal ?

Well, I was, until I stumbled upon this god-send zsh magic : url-quote- magic.

Just initiate it in your .zshrc with the following lines :

autoload -U url-quote-magic
zle -N self-insert url-quote-magic

And now, everytime you type or paste a url in wget it will automatically escape the needed characters. It is quite clever and works with other commands that would otherwise trigger your terminal globbing feature.


Tags : #completion #wget #zsh #url-quote-magic

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