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Re: shell-expand-line drops quotation marks

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: shell-expand-line drops quotation marks
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:45:40 +0000
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On 04/11/15 13:47, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 11/3/15 7:44 PM, Keith Thompson wrote:
>> The shell-expand-line command (bound to Escape-Ctrl-E) incorrectly removes
>> quotation marks from
>> the command line, often resulting in a command that differs from what the
>> user intended to type.
> This is the documented behavior.  shell-expand-line performs all of the
> shell word expansions, including quote removal.

How useful is that though when the expansion gives a different meaning?

>> I often type Escape-Ctrl-E to expand a history substitution in place
>> before typing Enter, but it has the side effect of stripping quotes from
>> what I've already typed.
> If you want to perform history expansion, try M-^ (history-expand-line).

Yes this is useful. I've set it up to happen automatically with
this in my .inputrc

$if Bash
  # do history expansion when space entered
  Space: magic-space


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