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Re: bash tab variable expansion question?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bash tab variable expansion question?
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:46:40 +0100
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Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com> writes:

> On 02/24/2011 03:14 PM, Michael Kalisz wrote:
>> $ echo $PWD/<TAB>
>> will expand the $PWD variable to your current directory
>> while in bash, version 4.2.0(1)-release:
>> $ echo $PWD/<TAB>
>> will just escape the $ in front of the $ variable i.e:
>> $ echo \$PWD/
>> The shell-expand-line (Ctrl-Alt-e) works but before I could use just TAB
>> Any hints why? Any way to get the 4.1 behavior in 4.2?
>> Can someone confirm... Is this a bug or a feature?
> I'm not the developer, but in my mind, this is a welcome feature.

Looks like you didn't read what Michael wrote.

> TAB-completion should NOT modify what I typed,

Except that it does.  $PWD/ and \$PWD/ are quite different things.


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