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Re: ":" treated as ";" in filename expansion


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: ":" treated as ";" in filename expansion
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 18:06:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/20.7 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> # cat tr:<TAB>
> At this point all the files in the directory are listed.

This is intentional, for convenience when setting $PATH, etc.  If you
want to complete a filename that actually contains a colon, you can
quote the colon.  Any colons added by filename completion are
automatically quoted for the same reason.


paul



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