It seems I have some zsh misconfiguration. I use youtube-dl regular to download videos. But since a few days, I get this error

youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkd6JkfI4yk
zsh: no matches found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkd6JkfI4yk

I did not change anything with my zsh configuration. Why do I get this error message and how can I make it work again?

FYI I don’t have oh-my-zsh installed.


You need to escape the ? and = using backslashes:

youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch\?v\=mkd6JkfI4yk
  • Thanks, this works, but why is this happening now? In bash it works fine. – Sebastian Semmler Sep 22 '16 at 19:11
  • @Sebastian I don't know — with my oh-my-zsh configuration, when I paste in the link it auto-escapes it for me. – grg Sep 23 '16 at 9:34

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