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Re: Tab completion of "\ ends catastrophically


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Tab completion of "\ ends catastrophically
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:50:35 -0400
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On 3/21/10 12:21 AM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 33
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> Attempting to tab complete:
> "\
> 
> ends in catastrophic failure. Either with a malloc message or the
> terminal crashing entirely
> 
> malloc: unknown:0: assertion botched
> free: start and end chunk sizes differ
> Aborting...
> 
> Repeat-By:
>   1) Open bash
>   2) Type: "\   3) Hit tab   4) Terminal will crash.
> 
> 
>   If I do: ls "\<tab>, I get the malloc message

This was fixed in bash-4.1.

Chet

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