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Re: completion of directory links doesn't add /


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: completion of directory links doesn't add /
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:05:06 -0400

> address@hidden wrote:
> >     When trying to complete on a link to a directory, the
> > completion stops without completing it as though it was a directory
> > instead just a file.
> 
> This was an intentional change, because many commands treat those
> symlinks differently depending on whether the final slash is present.
> "rm -r link" operates on the link; "rm -r link/" operates on the
> pointed-to directory.
> 
> > I realize that this could be a design decision for some reason, but
> > I need to change it.
> 
> I'd also like to be able to turn it off.

This will be run-time configurable in the next version.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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