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Re: Bash completion in Cygwin


From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: Bash completion in Cygwin
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:50:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Gary Fritz <address@hidden> writes:

> 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:/.
>
> There was a "workaround" -- quote the ":", which is pretty painful when you 
> have to type it dozens or hundreds of times a day.  How often do you set 
> PATH!?
>
> The bug was reported in 2002, and the reporter said he had a fix.  The bug 
> is still present.  Could we reconsider accepting this fix so Cygwin users 
> don't have to fight this hack zillions of times a day?
>
> Gary

Why not just add a mount for C: as /c?

That's what I did, so now I can move around with ease, with the same number of
characters to have to type as c:

Dave in Largo, FL





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