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bash, directory name completion and $CDPATH

From: Goetz Waschk
Subject: bash, directory name completion and $CDPATH
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 13:12:29 +0100
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Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i686
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686'
x-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-mandrake-linux-gnu' -DCONF_VENDOR='mandrake'
L -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -D_GNU_SOURCE  -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib -O3
pointer -pipe -mcpu=pentiumpro -march=i686 -ffast-math -fno-strength-reduce
uname output: Linux abgrund.de 2.4.18-5mdk #1 Sat Mar 9 08:48:05 CET 2002
i686 u
Machine Type: i686-mandrake-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 2.05a
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release

Hi everyone,

I have a problem with bash and the directory name completion. I'm
using the bash-completion script from
http://www.caliban.org/bash/. That scripts offer directory name
completion on pressing <TAB>, even for directories in $CDPATH. The bad
thing: bash adds a space after that directory names, so it's not as
useful as the normal directory name completion with a / after the
name. The author of the bash-completion script said it's a shortcoming
of bash and I could report that to you.

address@hidden goetz]$ echo $CDPATH
address@hidden goetz]$ cd BUILD
address@hidden BUILD]$

after typing B<TAB> the completion script completes it to BUILD_ with
_ as a space character. So if I want to change to a dir under BUILD I
have to delete the space, type a / and press <TAB> again.

   Götz Waschk <> student of computer science  <> university Rostock    
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