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


From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:03:22 +0800

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 9:10 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>wrote:

> "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.
>
>
That's the way it's implemented but that does not mean that's reasonable.


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