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Re: When cd'd into a symlinked directory, directory completion can somet


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: When cd'd into a symlinked directory, directory completion can sometimes erroneously parse ../
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:45:59 -0500
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On 2/5/13 10:23 PM, i336 wrote:
> Do:
> 
> mkdir <test name here>
> cd <the above>
> mkdir -p dir1/dir2
> ln -s dir1/dir2 ouch
> touch idontexist
> ls # ^ to see dir & files & prove they really exist :P
> cd ouch
> ls ../ido<press tab>
> 
> ...<and now press enter>

Filename completion uses whatever file system view -- logical or physical
-- that you have selected for bash.  The default is a logical view.  `ls',
on the other hand, doesn't know anything about that.  This is not solvable
unless you decide to use a physical view consistently (set -o physical).

Chet

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