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Re: bash auto complete malloc 'assertion botched' error


From: Fletcher Johnson
Subject: Re: bash auto complete malloc 'assertion botched' error
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:52:00 -0000
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On Oct 9, 4:01 pm, "Chris F.A. Johnson" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:51:36 -0400
> > Fletcher Johnson <address@hidden> articulated:
>
> >> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> >> Machine: i486
> >> OS: linux-gnu
> >> Compiler: gcc
> >> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486'
> >> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu'
> >> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
> >> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.
> >> -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2 -Wall
> >> uname output: Linux kiwi 2.6.31-22-generic #65-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16
> >> 15:48:58 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
> >> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
>
> >> Bash Version: 4.0
> >> Patch Level: 33
> >> Release Status: release
>
> >> Description:
> >>         Typing the following in the shell produces...
>
> >>         address@hidden:~$ cd '\
> >>         malloc: unknown:0: assertion botched
> >>         free: start and end chunk sizes differ
> >>         Aborting...
>
> >> Repeat-By: typing cd '\ or ls "\ will reproduce the above bug
>
> > Using: GNU bash, version 4.1.7(2)-release (amd64-portbld-freebsd8.1)
> > does not seem to produce that error.
>
>     Nor does 4.0.28(2)-release on Mandriva 2009.1.
>
> --
>     Chris F.A. Johnson, <http://cfajohnson.com>
>     Author:
>     Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)
>     Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

Sorry, I forgot to include that it is not simply a matter of typing

address@hidden:~$ cd '\

but typing that and then attempting to autocomplete by hitting tab
when the cursor is after the back slash.


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