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Aw: Re: Completion of ENV variables seems to be broken - leading slash (

From: pjodrr
Subject: Aw: Re: Completion of ENV variables seems to be broken - leading slash (or even more) is added
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 04:06:51 -0700 (PDT)
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Am Dienstag, 15. März 2011 21:44:37 UTC+1 schrieb Chet Ramey:
> The bash-4.1 solution, though it modified what the user typed, did not
> result in any ambiguity.  A filename was a filename, and if it contained
> characters that needed to be quoted, readline did so.
> I might be able to finesse this issue and retain the bash-4.2 behavior
> by changing state when rewriting the directory name for opendir(2), but
> I have to think about it some more.

you elsewhere suggested to write a completion function for cd
that does the expansion.  May I point out that the expansion
of variables is not only a matter with the cd command but
for any other command that expects directory or file names?
I understand the dilemma, nobody prevents me from creating
a directory named '$HOME' but what do I expect when typing
cd $HOME/<tab>...?
Anyways I just installed Bash 4.2 and many people here would like
the old behaviour back.  It is quite common to do
`ls $VAR/<tab>' and then expecting that $VAR is expanded,
I don't think that anybody here has a file name containing
a dollar, and if that would be the case, then I doubt that
what follows the dollar sign is a name of a variable.



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