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Re: Negative COMP_CWORD values?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Negative COMP_CWORD values?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:20:27 -0400
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Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it intentional that COMP_CWORD may have a negative value within a 
> completion function?  I did not find any indication of that in the bash man 
> page.  For example:
>     foo()
>     {
>             echo "COMP_CWORD:$COMP_CWORD"
>     }
>     complete -F foo bar
> Then, type "bar  " (sans quotes, two spaces), go back between the two spaces 
> and hit tab.  All bash versions I've tried with (various 3.x and 4.0 ones) 
> print out COMP_CWORD:-2.  The -2 will obviously not work too well with things 
> like ${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]} (bad array subscript).

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in either a patch or the next
version of bash.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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