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Globbing For All Directories In Zsh

Globbing in Zsh is an expressive way to generate filenames for commands. This includes working with directories. If I'd like to run a command against all directories in the current directory, I can employ the *(/) globbing pattern.

$ echo *(/)
one three two

What about all directories in the root directory?

$ echo /*(/)
/Applications /Library /Network /System /Users /Volumes /bin /cores /dev /home /net /opt /private /sbin /usr

You can go ahead and use that with any other command now (e.g. ls).


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