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Re: [AUCTeX] how to use the git repository to obtain the latest aucTeX?

From: Nicolas Richard
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] how to use the git repository to obtain the latest aucTeX?
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:58:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> I won't rule out that there is a possibility to let ~ through unquoted
> in some contexts and get mostly correct behavior, but if you do things
> like
>     sudo make install
> and suddenly everything lands with a different user than configure
> thought, stuff will not be pretty either.

> What I'm saying is that "fixing" this without breaking other things
> might involve a whole lot more of work than bargained for.

I don't know if it will help with the problems you had in mind, but I
recall that the bash-completion package has this nice function:

Excerpt from the comment:
# We want to expand ~foo/... to /home/foo/... to avoid problems when
# word-to-complete starting with a tilde is fed to commands and ending up
# quoted instead of expanded.
# Only the first portion of the variable from the tilde up to the first slash
# (~../) is expanded.  The remainder of the variable, containing for example
# a dollar sign variable ($) or asterisk (*) is not expanded.
# Example usage:
#    $ v="~"; __expand_tilde_by_ref v; echo "$v"
# Example output:
#       v                  output
#    --------         ----------------
#    ~                /home/user
#    ~foo/bar         /home/foo/bar
#    ~foo/$HOME       /home/foo/$HOME
#    ~foo/a  b        /home/foo/a  b
#    ~foo/*           /home/foo/*

The code is lines 960-1000 at :;a=blob;f=bash_completion;hb=HEAD



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