This section describes the flags that you can specify in the
flags argument to
wordexp. Choose the flags you want,
and combine them with the C operator
Append the words from this expansion to the vector of words produced by
previous calls to
wordexp. This way you can effectively expand
several words as if they were concatenated with spaces between them.
In order for appending to work, you must not modify the contents of the
word vector structure between calls to
wordexp. And, if you set
WRDE_DOOFFS in the first call to
wordexp, you must also
set it when you append to the results.
Leave blank slots at the beginning of the vector of words.
we_offs field says how many slots to leave.
The blank slots contain null pointers.
Don’t do command substitution; if the input requests command substitution, report an error.
Reuse a word vector made by a previous call to
Instead of allocating a new vector of words, this call to
will use the vector that already exists (making it larger if necessary).
Note that the vector may move, so it is not safe to save an old pointer
and use it again after calling
wordexp. You must fetch
we_pathv anew after each call.
Do show any error messages printed by commands run by command substitution.
More precisely, allow these commands to inherit the standard error output
stream of the current process. By default,
wordexp gives these
commands a standard error stream that discards all output.
If the input refers to a shell variable that is not defined, report an error.