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Re: damaged behaviour for completion of words with variables

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: damaged behaviour for completion of words with variables
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:47:00 -0500
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On 12/17/11 6:52 AM, wiebittewas wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 10
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       typing 'echo $PWD/[TAB]' results in 'echo \$PWD/' instead of
>       'echo <current-path>/'
>       (all without single quotes of course...)
>       This behaviour doesn't exist at least in bash-4.1.5
>       ( bash-4.2.10 comes here with ubuntu-11.10,
>         bash-4.1.5 comes here with ubuntu-10.04 )
>       Copying old version of bash to new system brings right
>       behaviour. If you think the new behaviour is right, then
>       there should be an easy way, to revert it by an option,
>       because at least for me bash-4.2.10 is unusable with this
>       behaviour.

This bash-4.2 change has been discussed extensively on several

contains a basic summary and includes an earlier version of a patch that
adds a `direxpand' shell option to restore the 4.1 behavior.  I've
attached the current version of that patch to this message.

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2011-09/msg00015.html adds
a little more detail.  The earliest discussion was in this thread:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2011-02/msg00274.html .

You can download a version of bash with patches 1-20 plus the direxpand
patch applied from

> For questions or replies please use my eMail directly, because I'm
> currently not reading any bug-lists for bash.

You should, if only to discover what has already happened.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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