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Re: Incorrect path canonicalisation at autocompletion


From: Mattias Andrée
Subject: Re: Incorrect path canonicalisation at autocompletion
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 16:05:56 +0100
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On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 09:58:33 -0500
Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 12/3/18 9:49 AM, Mattias Andrée wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 09:33:48 -0500
> > Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> >   
> >> On 12/1/18 3:12 PM, Mattias Andrée wrote:  
> >>> Using Bash 4.4.023, type
> >>>
> >>>   cd
> >>>   mkdir -p 1/2
> >>>   cd 1/2
> >>>   touch ../../3
> >>>   ln -s ~ 4
> >>>   touch 5
> >>>   ls 4/../
> >>>
> >>> without pressing enter at the last line,
> >>> instead press <tab> twice. 4/ and 5 will
> >>> be suggested, but if you press <enter>
> >>> you will see that it should suggest the> files in /home.    
> >>
> >> It's not a bug. Bash maintains a logical view of the file system and the
> >> current directory for cd, pwd, and $PWD, as Posix specifies.  One of the
> >> consequences is that the pathname of the current directory depends on the
> >> path used to reach it, which affects how bash canonicalizes `..'. Bash is
> >> consistent in  its use of this logical view across shell features, which
> >> includes completion.
> >>
> >> If you want to see a physical view of the file system, use
> >> `set -o physical'.
> >>  
> > 
> > Is there a way to only get physical view for
> > completion but logical view for cd, pwd, and $PWD?  
> 
> You can by using set -o physical within a completion function or running
> with set -o physical all the time and using `cd -L' and `pwd -L'.
> 

Thanks!



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