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Re: Autocompletion problems with nounset and arrays


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Autocompletion problems with nounset and arrays
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 18:07:56 -0400
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On 5/1/16 2:10 PM, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2016 at 03:54:16AM -0400, Grisha Levit wrote:
>> Does the issue go away if you do a "bind 'set colored-stats off"' ?
> 
> No. That already defaults to "off", and I don't override it. I ran the
> "bind" command anyway, and it didn't make a difference.

It's not directly related to colored stats, and it only is a problem in
bash-4.3/readline-6.3.  Readline-6.3 has a stat hook that it calls to
allow the application to expand completed filenames before it calls stat,
so you can complete a variable name that expands to a directory and have
a slash appended.  You can get around it by turning off all stat-related
variables, which are probably already off, and disabling mark-directories.
You might discover that disabling appending a slash to completed
directories is too high a price to pay.

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