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Re: Bash "bug" - in "read -e -r var"

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash "bug" - in "read -e -r var"
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:27:51 -0500
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On 12/13/14 12:06 AM, Daniel A. Gauthier wrote:
> If you do a "read -e -r var" in bash, and use tab completion to fill-in
> a filename, it fills in "My\ File\ Name.txt" and that's exactly
> what's read into the variable.  The fix is simple, in tab completion,
> the text placed into the buffer should be in the same format that the
> read is expecting, so if "-r" is in effect for the read operation, the
> the filename should be added to the buffer unquoted.

This seems like an awfully specific case (-r in effect, one or fewer
variables specified) to change readline for.  I question whether it's of
general interest.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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