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RE: space in dir name

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:

> Sunil Ravipati wrote
> The slash on the end of Files/ is harmless.  cd will ignore it.
> I find it useful*.  With it, I do not need to type the slash when
> cd'ing into a subdirectory of Program Files/.

Actually, one place where it is harmful is when completing directories
after "cvs update".  Cvs will treat a trailing slash specially, and do
something completely unexpected.  I've learned to remove that trailing
slash, but sometimes I forget and weird things happen.

> But if you must get rid of it, the "mark-directories" directive of
> readline or bash is probably what you want.  See man bash or man
> readline.

Either that or programmable completion, to turn it off in specific cases
(like after "cvs update").
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