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Re: completion hosed by :


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: completion hosed by :
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 11:50:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

"Ilya N. Golubev" <address@hidden> wrote:
> If `0:0', `0i', `0.tar' files exists in current directory, `0:' is
> completed with `0\:0' to obtain `0:0\:0'.

Using 3.0.16 or 3.1.17, only "0" is added by completion for me.  So I
end up with "0:0", and further TABs show me the three possible
matches. What version are you using?  Are you using any
programmable-completion customizations?

> If 1st `:' is a file name separator, the file name prefix to
> complete is empty, all files in current directory must be considered
> for completion.

That's the behavior I see.

> If `:' is part of file name, it should be completed with `0', and
> optionally escaped to distinguish from file name separator.  To
> obtain `0:0' or `0\:0'.

That's the behavior you should see if you remove : from
$COMP_WORDBREAKS.


paul




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