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Bug 72512 - bash completion regression for directories buggy
Summary: bash completion regression for directories buggy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 76869 77535 77796 78037 84058 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-24 19:47 UTC by franz.sirl-kernel
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-27 09:01:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:140 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated bash packages fix several bugs 2003-06-23 04:00:00 UTC

Description franz.sirl-kernel 2002-08-24 19:47:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
Since a short while bash directory completion is broken, it doesn't attach the /
at the end anymore.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. # cd /usr
2. # ./bi<TAB>

Actual Results:  This will give you:

"# ./bin "

Expected Results:  I expect (and it was this way until recently):

"# ./bin/"

Additional info:

Comment 1 Olivier Baudron 2002-08-25 13:36:13 UTC
This "feature" was introduced in bash-2.05b-alpha1.

In bash-2.05b/CHANGES:
i.  Fixed the command name completion code so a slash is no longer appended
    to a single match if there happens to be a directory with that name in

I hope this will be reverted.

Comment 2 franz.sirl-kernel 2002-08-25 14:49:01 UTC
Ah, this brought me on the right track, somehow I thought this was a RH specific
bug, but it is generic. Searching Google revealed this patch on the bug-bash list:

I tried it and it works fine for me.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 09:35:54 UTC
Should be fixed in bash-2.05b-6.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-11-07 14:15:05 UTC
*** Bug 76869 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2002-11-08 17:57:24 UTC
*** Bug 77535 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Derek Price 2002-11-08 19:14:04 UTC
If you used the patch Franz pointed to, this will still be broken.  Thanks to
Paul Jarc <>:

Derek Robert Price <> wrote:

> Tab completion now inserts spaces after directory names rather than slashes
> to allow for further path specification.
> Was this an intentional change or a bug?

It's a bug, partially fixed by patch bash205b-003.  This patch fixes
cases that start with "~", ".", or "/".  Other cases, like
foo/bar<TAB> without a leading "./", still get a space appended.


Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2002-11-10 12:41:26 UTC

Comment 8 Ben Levenson 2002-11-14 01:10:12 UTC
*** Bug 77796 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2002-11-14 08:43:41 UTC
*** Bug 77796 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2002-11-19 09:46:21 UTC
*** Bug 78037 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Miloslav Trmac 2003-01-07 14:05:36 UTC
Still bronken in Phoebe.

Comment 12 Tim Waugh 2003-01-27 09:01:07 UTC
Please try 2.05b-16, which will shortly appear in rawhide.

Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2003-02-11 17:46:45 UTC
*** Bug 84058 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14 Tim Waugh 2003-06-23 14:52:14 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 15 Tobias Polzin 2005-07-01 17:28:41 UTC
I wonder why this bug is closed, if one variant of it (see comment #6)

# subdir/subd[TAB]

# subdir/subdir[SPACE]_

instead of

# subdir/subdir/_

is still present (at least in 2.05b-r9)


Comment 16 Tobias Polzin 2005-12-01 12:09:58 UTC
In 3.00.16 it seems to be fixed.

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