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Re: Resolving quoted COMP_CWORD on bash-4

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Resolving quoted COMP_CWORD on bash-4
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 21:02:41 -0400
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Freddy Vulto wrote:

> I just found a corner case bug, but that seems to be in bash-3 as
> well.  The command:
>    $ b'<TAB>
> doesn't complete with commands but with local filenames, although this
> is a valid command:
>    $ b'ash'

That will never work.  It's fundamental readline behavior that it performs
separate completion on quoted substrings, where the substrings are defined
by the characters in rl_completer_quote_characters.

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

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