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Re: tab completion with variable expansion broken


From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: tab completion with variable expansion broken
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:32:35 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Chet Ramey  <address@hidden> wrote:
>On 10/14/12 8:52 AM, William F Hammond wrote:
>> 
>> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
>> Machine: i686
>> OS: linux-gnu
>> Compiler: gcc
>> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686'
>-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-linux-gnu'
>-DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/local/src/gnu/share/locale'
>-DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib 
>-g -O2
>> uname output: Linux jeanubu 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26
>21:32:50 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
>> 
>> Bash Version: 4.2
>> Patch Level: 37
>> Release Status: release
>> 
>> Description:
>>      If I have ul=/usr/local in the environment, I may want to
>>      use a reference to it together with tab completion to go to
>>      the directory /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp.
>
>If you indeed are using bash-4.2.37, you can enable variable expansion
>by running `shopt -s direxpand'.  This will produce the behavior you
>want.
>
>I'm wondering if you've got programmable completion enabled, or whether
>you're running a different version of bash than bashbug indicates, because
>stock 4.2.37 doesn't quote the dollar sign.
>
>-- 
>``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>                ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
>Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/
>

Is there something that can be done for 4.2.24 (/bin/bash on Ubuntu 12.04)?

Thanks,

Arnold
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