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Re: bash completion mangles file names with newlines

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash completion mangles file names with newlines
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:37:12 -0500
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On 2/23/22 11:34 AM, Ian! D. Allen wrote:

> Bash Version: 5.0
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       BASH completion cannot correctly handle file names containing newline 
> characters.

As others have noted, bash-completion is a separate package.

But we might be able to figure out where it's not being appropriately
quoted if you enable `set -x' before attempting the completion. At
least that would give you a backtrace to send with your bug report.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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