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Re: bash tab variable expansion question?

From: Roman Rakus
Subject: Re: bash tab variable expansion question?
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:10:27 +0200
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On 06/11/2012 11:07 AM, John Embretsen wrote:
On 06/11/2012 10:10 AM, Pierre Gaston wrote:
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM, John Embretsen<address@hidden> wrote:
On 27 Feb 2011 18:18:24 -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM, gnu.bash.bug<address@hidden>wrote:
A workaround is fine but is the 4.2 behavior bug or not?

It's a more-or-less unintended consequence of the requested change Eric
Blake referred to earlier in the thread.



The question is how to tell readline that the `$' should be quoted
under some circumstances but not others.  There's no hard-and-fast
rule that works all the time, though I suppose a call to stat(2)
before quoting would solve part of the problem.  I will have to give
it more thought.


Any updates on this issue?


There have been many updates on this. There have been a "fix"
available for some time now on this list .

It is now available as an official patch

Thank you. For someone like me who is not active in this project it seems it is not very easy to keep track of bugs, patches and releases. Is there an issue number/bug number of some sort for this particular issue that I could use for this purpose?
There isn't any tracker for (upstream) bash. At least I don't know about any.

I hope the patch works well enough and that it will end up in Linux distros shortly.

Fedora already has it. But there is also (the same?) bug in bash-completion, which is reported upstream.


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