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Re: Directory completion problems


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Directory completion problems
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:32:32 -0400
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On 4/19/12 7:38 AM, Artur Rataj wrote:
> Yes, it appears that "lib" is indeed a symlink. Is it possible to treat it
> as if it were "just here" with the tab completion?

By default, bash uses a logical view of the file system, in which $PWD
and pwd report the current directory using the path used to get there,
and `..' in arguments to `cd' retreats one path element in pathname.   Bash
tries to be consistent in its treatment of `..', so there are occasional
discrepancies between what bash completes to and the physical directory
tree.

If you don't want bash to do that by default, use `set -o physical'.

Chet
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