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Re: Verbose error output in interactive mode

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Verbose error output in interactive mode
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:45:49 -0400
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On 8/5/16 11:16 AM, John Passaro wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 42
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> In an interactive session, when attempting file completion via <Tab>
> when a certain type of ill-formed command substitution is present, bash
> gives verbose error output relating to "unexpected end of file".
> Naturally you can work around this by never making this mistake when
> using command substitution, but it seems to me bash can probably guard
> for this and avoid disruptive error messages.

Thanks for the report.  Bash can avoid the error messages on an incomplete
word expansion, such as the one in your example.


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