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Re: bash tab variable expansion question?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash tab variable expansion question?
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:28:58 -0500
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On 3/5/12 2:07 PM, Sebastian Siebert wrote:

> Thanks for the great patch.
> I have applied your patch in our bash 4.2 + Patchlevel 20. It is solved an
> issue with variable expansion. But on the other side bash completion is
> broken. :-(
> Bash completion with local file (./some_script.sh, e.g.) would not be working:
> # ./some_sc <TAB>
> Current result:
> # ./some_sc
> Expected result:
> # ./some_script.sh
> It seems that the bash completion stops working.
> I have added another patch to fix this issue. It would be nice if you have
> a look to the patch and let me know if this is ok.

Thanks.  This is not the correct fix for that particular problem.  Please
look at the `direxpand' branch of the bash git tree at


for a version of bash-4.2.20 with an updated direxpand patch applied.
This problem is fixed there.


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