reasons to avoid zsh auto-correction

root@backup:/var/backup/mail# tar jcvf 200701.tar.bz2 200701   zsh: correct '200701.tar.bz2' to '200601.tar.bz2' [nyae]? 

No. I do not want to back up this year’s mail into last year’s backup.

I imagine this could be fixed by updating the tar completion to not want an existing files when creating an archive. Heck, you might be able to tell it to suggest correcting c to A… but I’ll stick to my current procedure, which is to grumble and swear when encountering this behavior.

Written on December 29, 2007
stupid   zsh