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I have just started using Zsh and I have noticed that the asterisk (*) wildcard operator does not seem to work in it. For example, running cd ~/Doc* does not change me into the ~/Documents directory when I run it as standard (non-superuser) user. What's Zsh's equivalent to Bash's * wildcard operator?

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It is *.

% pwd
/homes/jdoe
% ls D*
zsh: no matches found: D*
% mkdir Documents
% cd Doc*
% pwd
/homes/jdoe/Documents
% 

If the above Does Not Work(TM) for you, try it under zsh -f, which will disable any screwball code (e.g. oh-my-zsh) that might be throwing a monkey wrench into your shell configuration.

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