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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Why escape char `:' with `\' when auto completing filenames?
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:21:29 -0500
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On 2/18/11 6:52 AM, Clark J. Wang wrote:

> 
> Sth was wrong for my testing. I removed @ from COMP_WORDBREAKS but
> afterwards one bind command (bind "set bell-style none") added @ back.

I can't reproduce this:

$ echo $BASH_VERSION
4.2.0(22)-maint
$ echo ${COMP_WORDBREAKS}
"'@><=;|&(:
$ COMP_WORDBREAKS=${COMP_WORDBREAKS/@/}
$ echo ${COMP_WORDBREAKS}
"'><=;|&(:
$ bind 'set bell-style none'
$ echo ${COMP_WORDBREAKS}
"'><=;|&(:

Bash hostname completion is independent of the more-recently-added
programmable completion, which I suspect you might be using.

The default bash completion breaks words at @ and attempts to complete
hostnames from its own internal list.  Look at the description of
HOSTFILE and the readline `complete' function in the manual page.

There is a shell option (`hostcomplete') to turn this on and off.

Chet

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