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[Fwd: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.2-4]

Eric Blake wrote:
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A new release of bash, 3.2-4, is now available for experimental use,
replacing 3.2-3. Version 3.1-9 remains as the current version for now.

PROMISING - for the first time since January, the <TAB> completion works without duplicating the last character on the line!

My original posting:

I've installed Bash 3.2-4 and libreadline6 5,2-2 as suggested, and the
rxvt version I've been running is 20050409-3.  I'll continue testing and
report any problems, but I see immediate improvement in completion
handling with this combination!


-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.2-4 Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:52:13 -0600 From: Keith Christian <> To: References: <>


Follow up: Although early tests were promising, the same problems have returned. Still using Bash 3.2-4 and libreadline6 5,2-2, and rxvt 20050409-3.

Attempting to progressively complete nested directories caused a duplication in the "/" character. Example:

Assume a directory structure of


Typing "cd ~/projects" and pressing <TAB> completed ~/projects/ satisfactorily, but when pressing <TAB> a second time, "//" appeared instead of "projects/project" so the problem persists.

The other issue that I face after having a terminal window open awhile is that the BASH key editing bindings become lost - e.g. pressing ^A to go the beginning of a line inserts a ^A instead of moving around. Pressing ^E does not go to the end of the line but instead is over the last character of the line, so appending to the line is impossible.

Is there anything I can do to help test? Let me know. I really long for the days of last year when the command line editing with RXVT was flawless.


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