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Re: cd completion using aliased cd command

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: cd completion using aliased cd command
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:51:01 -0400
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On 7/17/13 11:16 AM, Mark W. Johnson wrote:
> Chet,
> I'm not familiar with the complete function.    I did execute complete -pr 
> and found the following line:
>       complete -o nospace -F _cd cd
> I never looked into what the rule does (perhaps this is something that gets 
> setup by Cygwin and not a bash default?), but I did conjecture that I was 
> having a name collision problem.   I changed my function _cd to __cd, and now 
> tab completion works as it did before.  Seems _cd is being defined in 
> /etc/bash_completion so my _cd was trashing this function and causing 
> auto-complete weirdness.

That's a good diagnosis. I think that's exactly what's happening.

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