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Re: Tab auto-completion removes quotes from variables even when it shoul
Re: Tab auto-completion removes quotes from variables even when it shouldn't
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 14:29:21 -0400
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On 6/25/21 10:53 AM, Pedro Gimeno wrote:
Bash Version: 4.4
Patch Level: 12
Release Status: release
Tested also in the last version from this unofficial mirror:
https://github.com/bminor/bash so I guess it's still a problem.
Tab auto-completion removes quotes from variables even when it shouldn't.
Thanks for the report. This is a known issue for which I haven't decided on
an acceptable solution. The interface between readline and the calling
application (in this case, bash) makes it kind of clumsy.
You can work around it by setting the `direxpand' shell option, which has
the effect of expanding variables in the directory name and the side effect
of quoting them.
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