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Re: Bash programmable completion: `-W' option to `complete' command


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash programmable completion: `-W' option to `complete' command
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 17:17:52 -0500

> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
>   I'm having problems understanding the behaviour of the `-W' option to
>   the `complete' command.  I think there may be a bug in Bash.

It's actually a long-standing documentation bug.  The programmable
completion code has never performed pathname expansion.  Thanks for
pointing it out.

Chet

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