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Re: Issue with the man page

From: Eric L.
Subject: Re: Issue with the man page
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:19:24 +0100
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difficult to say without knowing what fish is looking for, and man pages are not meant to do automated auto-completion.

Anyway, I can only say that the `--allow-duplicate-timestamps` option is new with 2.0.5 and might be the reason for the issue. This said, I don't see anything suspicious and the man page renders properly.

Feel free to place a Merge Request to fix the issue though, once you've found the culprit.

If fish also allows to create its autocompletion script from a bash-autocompletion script, it would possibly be a better option.

KR, Eric

On 25.10.2020 16:10, David Croll wrote:

after updating my Ubuntu to 20.10, I have rdiff-backup 2.0.5 now.

There is a curious issue when using the fish console. It has a powerful
autocompletion feature, both regarding file paths and command options.

We can hit


and then the files containing the command completions (suggestions like
--list-increment-size, --no-fsync) are being generated from the man pages.

But then, fish hits a snag. The completion file generated that way is

david@nitro ~/.l/s/f/generated_completions> cat rdiff-backup.fish
# rdiff-backup
# Autogenerated from man page /usr/share/man/man1/rdiff-backup.1.gz
complete -c rdiff-backup -l allow-duplicate-timestamps --description
'This option is only to be used if you encounter the issue of metadata

Did man page change in any way that fish_update_completions cannot
parse? Other man pages are parsed correctly, and fish generates a file
with all the options.

With the best regards,


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