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Re: Bad substitution when pressing [TAB]

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bad substitution when pressing [TAB]
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:59:53 -0400
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On 9/27/16 4:46 PM, Valentin Bajrami wrote:
> HI,
> While I was testing some variable substitution I came across this error /
> unwanted behavior. 
> So for example:
> $ printf '%s' "${/debash: ${/: bad substitution
> bash: ${/: bad substitution

I can imagine that it's unwanted behavior.  It happens because the word
expansion is incomplete, and the code completion uses is the usual
expansion code, which expects the word to be well-formed.  I'll take a


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