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Re: show-all-if-ambiguous inserts spurious backslashes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: show-all-if-ambiguous inserts spurious backslashes
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:52:31 -0400
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On 3/10/13 5:26 PM, Marcel (Felix) Giannelia wrote:
> If you have "set show-all-if-ambiguous on" in your .inputrc, typing
> this sequence in bash (in a directory containing some non-hidden files):
> 
> echo *<tab>
> 
> Results in the list of possible matches being displayed (as expected),
> but the command line is then edited to:
> 
> echo \*
> 
> Which is probably not what the user wanted.

Thanks for the report.  The bash default completion code needs to treat
TAB with show-all-if-ambigous on the same as straight TAB.  This will be
fixed in the next release.

Chet
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