Running pip install -e .[test] in zsh on macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina uses zsh rather than bash as the default shell (apparently because Apple don't like GPL 3).

I usually set up my Python projects for development like this:

datasette % pipenv shell
Launching subshell in virtual environment…
 . /Users/simon/.local/share/virtualenvs/datasette-AWNrQs95/bin/activate                                                                         
datasette %  . /Users/simon/.local/share/virtualenvs/datasette-AWNrQs95/bin/activate
(datasette) simon@Simons-MacBook-Pro datasette % pip install -e .[test]
zsh: no matches found: .[test]

In zsh the [ character has special meaning.

Two solutions. The first is to use quotes:

datasette % pip install -e '.[test]'
Obtaining file:///Users/simon/Dropbox/Development/datasette

The second is to prefix it with noglob:

datasette % noglob pip install -e .[test]


Created 2020-04-21T12:55:07-07:00 · Edit