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Re: Tab completion misbehaves with newlines

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Tab completion misbehaves with newlines
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:47:58 -0400
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On 7/15/15 10:28 AM, Rickard Norlander wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 30
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     If a file is created which has a newline in its filename, tab
> completion does not work correctly. The part before, and the part after the
> newline behave as separate entries for the purpose of completion.
> Repeat-By:
>     First, run
>     mkdir folder;cd folder;echo $'#include<stdio.h>\nint
> main(){fopen("Hello\\nHenrik","w");}'>a.c;gcc a.c;./a.out
>     Now type
>     cat H
>     press tab. Result:
>     cat He
>     press tab twice. Two alternatives shown:
>     Hello   Henrik

As others have pointed out, this is a problem with the bash-completion
package, not bash itself.

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

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