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


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: ":" treated as ";" in filename expansion
Date: 20 Mar 2002 08:44:49 +0800
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>>>>> "P" == Paul Jarc <address@hidden> writes:

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

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

eeuu... how inelegant.
Why not ask the PATH completer guys to uses spaces at first, then come
along with [does bash have this, and if not, why?] query replace " "
":".

Well anyway, it is inelegant to distort TAB completion for the
convenience of one "application".  Perhaps make it an option, and off
by default.
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