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Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:10:22 +0100
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"Clark J. Wang" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>wrote:
>
>> "Clark J. Wang" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>> > On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> >> "Clark J. Wang" <address@hidden> writes:
>> >>
>> >> > I think char `:' is not special in bash.
>> >>
>> >> $ printf "%q\n" "$COMP_WORDBREAKS"
>> >> $' \t\n"\'><=;|&(:'
>> >>
>> >>
>> > I don't think that explain the issue.
>>
>>   /* characters that need to be quoted when appearing in filenames. */
>>  rl_filename_quote_characters = " \t\n\\\"'@<>=;|&()#$`?*[!:{~";
>> /*}*/
>>
>>
> So that's  problem. I don't think @=: need to be treated specially. Any
> reason?

They are used as word break characters during completion.

Andreas.

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