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Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?


From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:33:33 +0800

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>wrote:

> "Clark J. Wang" <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > I think char `:' is not special in bash.
>
> $ printf "%q\n" "$COMP_WORDBREAKS"
> $' \t\n"\'><=;|&(:'
>
>
I don't think that explain the issue. Try like this (tested with 4.2):

# COMP_WORDBREAKS+=-
# touch aaaa-bbbb
# ls aaaa<TAB>    <-- Here the `-' char will not be escaped

And, even the char `)' is not by default included in COMP_WORDBREAKS it'll
also be escaped with filename autocompletion. Seems like the behavior has no
direct relation with the var COMP_WORDBREAKS.


> Andreas.
>
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Clark


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