I'm debugging with pdb in emacs and one of the parameters to the program I'm debugging is a list of regular expressions wrapped in quotes. Basically,
pdb someProgram.py 'regex .* .*'
from the minibuffer, I think.
The problem is that shell expansion happens here for some reason and the
.* becomes expanded to a file wildcard pattern and becomes a list of all files in the current directory that start with
.. and any hidden files.
This doesn't happen if I'm running the program from the standard command line like so:
python someProgram.py 'regex .* .*'
Why is the expansion happening in the minibuffer? And how do I prevent it from happening?