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Re: Bug/Request for change - in filename completion behaviour on windo

From: Roland Roeder
Subject: Re: Bug/Request for change - in filename completion behaviour on windows platform
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 07:38:17 +0100
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Andreas Schwab wrote:

address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:

|> Roland Roeder <address@hidden> wrote:
|> >    The filename completion of bash doesn't work as I'd expect it. If
|> >    the given filenames has the form '<drive_letter>:/<pathname>'
|> >    bash seems to ignore the given drive and tries to complete the
|> >    pathname starting from the root.
|> |> Right. In path completion, ":" is treated as whitespace for
|> convenience when setting $PATH, etc.
|> |> Chet, would it be difficult to make the set of whitespace characters
|> configurable?

Just quote the ":".

Hmmm, I think that this as inconvenient as using the /cygdrive/<drive_letter>/
method. I'm writing such pathnames tons of times during a day. If I'd have to
type these two quotes each time, it would slow down me significantly - 
since the quotes require to use shift+key.

So, I'd really much prefer to be able to avoid this.
Wouldn't it be possible to make it customizeable - let's say by means of an
environment variable. Such a change would be straight forward - I believe.




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