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Re: `complete -d cd' does not work for dirs with a ' char

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: `complete -d cd' does not work for dirs with a ' char
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:41:28 -0400
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On 4/23/14, 11:21 PM, Clark Wang wrote:
> See following example with bash-4.3.11:
> [STEP 101] $ mkdir -p "foo's dir/dir1/dir2"
> [STEP 102] $ complete -d cd
> [STEP 103] $ cd <TAB>
> [STEP 103] $ cd foo\'s\ dir/<TAB>
> The 1st <TAB> worked fine but the 2nd failed to work. Bash 4.2.47 and 4.1.9
> behaved the same.

Thanks for the report.  The problem is that in this case, the directory
name is dequoted twice.  In most cases, it doesn't matter, but it will
fail if the directory name has a backslash-quoted quote, as in your

The attached patch will fix it.

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

Attachment: complete-dequoting.patch
Description: Source code patch

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