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Re: bash tab variable expansion question?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash tab variable expansion question?
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:29:54 -0500

> On 10/17/11 3:07 PM, Michael Kalisz wrote:
> > Hi Chet,
> > 
> > The shopt "direxpand" feature works as advertised (Thanks!) except that I
> > noticed it seems to break the name-completion of executables which are not
> > in you path.
> Yes, it expands the directory name.  In this case, it expands `.' to $PWD,
> and the differing prefixes make the names not match.  I'll have to see
> what I can do about that.  It might be a nasty fix, since the same function
> has to make sure that `.' does expand to $PWD to honor the shell's logical
> view of the file system.  I'm not sure what negative consequences dropping
> that rewrite might bring.

I found the easy way out and took it.  Try the attached patch and see if
it fixes the problem for you.  It does for my testing.


Attachment: direxpand2.patch
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