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Re: Bash completion in Cygwin


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash completion in Cygwin
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:18:22 -0400
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Gary Fritz wrote:
> In
> http://groups-
> beta.google.com/group/gnu.bash.bug/browse_thread/thread/e0dc6716afe8162d/df
> a06fd85db708e1
> a bug was reported that prevented TAB completion from working properly in 
> Cygwin when the "c:/" synonym for "/cygdrive/c" was used.  Because ":" is 
> considered whitespace for completion for setting PATH, it breaks completion 
> when you use c:/.

The fix, available in the current release of bash, is to modify the
contents of the COMP_WORDBREAKS variable to remove the `:'.  That will
change readline's completion behavior so it does not break words to be
completed at colons.

For example:

COMP_WORDBREAKS=${COMP_WORDBREAKS//:/}

Chet
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