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Re: [Parameter Expansion] bug in ${variable% *}


From: Dashing
Subject: Re: [Parameter Expansion] bug in ${variable% *}
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:08:54 +0100

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:45:26 +0100 "Greg Wooledge" 
<address@hidden> wrote:
>There are no literal backslashes in an argument that is
>produced by tab completion.  The backslashes are a form
>of quoting, and they are removed by the calling shell
>during the quote removal phase.

When bind -x sets READLINE_LINE backslashes are kept intact. What I 
meant was that I wrote my own tab completion.

>If you believe you have found a bug in parameter expansion,
>then simplify the example so that it directly demonstrates
>the bug.

As I showed in the output, it does not happen all the time. Even 
the same value of $rest one time works and another time does not. 
Therefore, looping over a bunch of items is required.




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