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Re: readline expansion: 'cp $v/<TAB>' -> 'cp \$v/' (no expansion) - why?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: readline expansion: 'cp $v/<TAB>' -> 'cp \$v/' (no expansion) - why?
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 05:24:07 -0600
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On 07/05/2012 04:58 AM, Jason Vas Dias wrote:

> Now it changes the input string into
> 'less \$SRC/' and prevents tab expansion
> as would be done without use of any variables.
> Would anyone know how to restore the old behavior
> with bash 4.2.2 + readline 6.2 (linux ubuntu 12.04) ?

Yep - upgrade to bash 4.2.29 (that is, patchlevel 2 is missing the fix
in patchlevel 29 that restores the behavior you want).

This topic comes up frequently on this list.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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