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Oddity with filename completion in the minibuffer


From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Oddity with filename completion in the minibuffer
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 12:29:10 +0100 (CET)

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2003-10-27 on daffy.perf.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --host=i386-redhat-linux
--build=i386-redhat-linux --target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix=
--prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin
--sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include
--libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var
--sharedstatedir=/usr/com --mandir=/usr/share/man
--infodir=/usr/share/info --with-gcc --with-pop --with-sound'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: POSIX
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_GB.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I have a directory structure like this:

~/.sylpheed/
   sylpheed.log
   sylpheed.log.bak

You can see the precise keystrokes I used below, but basically, I typed

~ / . s y l <tab> sylp <tab> . <tab>

and got ~/.sylpheed/sylpheed.log.bak, when I should have got
~/.sylpheed/sylpheed.log. If I type "~/.sylpheed/sylpheed.log" and press
<tab> then I get the message [Complete but not unique] as expected. Emacs
seems to work correctly on similar examples, just not this one.

I tried this running emacs -q to make sure it wasn't a result of my
configuration.


Recent input:
<drag-mouse-1> <C-insert> C-x b T o <return> M-< C-k
C-k C-x C-s C-x C-f ~ / . s y l <tab> s y l p <tab>
. <tab> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace>
<tab> <tab> <tab> C-a C-g C-g C-g C-x b C-s C-r <return>
l s SPC - l SPC ~ / . s y l <tab> <return> M-x r e
p o r t - <return>

Recent messages:
Completing file name...
Completed
Mark set
Wrote /home/rrt/ToDo
Making completion list...
setq: Quit
keyboard-quit: Quit [2 times]
Completing file name...
Completed
Loading emacsbug...done




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