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Re: No file name completion for file names start with underscore

On 2014-09-17, Paul.Domaskis wrote:
> <Paul.Domaskis> writes:
> ><Paul.Domaskis> writes:
> >> I'm using the following 64-bit packages:
> >>
> >>    cygwin 1.7.28-2 bash-completion 1.3-1
> >>
> >> If I am in a folder that contains file _vimrc and directory
> >> _vimfiles, filename completion doesn't respond.  I type "ls _" or
> >> "ls _v" and press tab -- nothing happens.  I can't really do
> >> anything about it because it took months to approve the use of
> >> cygwin install CDs made near the beginning of the year, but I was
> >> wondering the problem is reproducible by others?
> >
> > Oops, my bad.  The phrase "file _vimrc and directory _vimfiles" should
> > read "files _vimrc and _viminfo".  The directory is actually
> > "vimfiles" and has no underscore.
> I'm not sure if this is a false alarm, but I have another error in my
> original post, due to my haste in cobbling together an arbitrary
> example.  In actuality, completion does not fail for "ls _v".  It
> fails for "find _v".  But it works for other commands like ls and
> find.  Again, lack of completion fails only when trying to specify
> filenames starting with underscore as arguments to the find command.

File names or directory names?  The path argument to find must be a
directory, so the bash-completion function for find completes only
directory names when it is expecting the path argument.  Bash alone,
without the bash-completion package, doesn't know anything about
find's arguments and will complete file names, too.

The ls command, on the other hand, can be used to list files or
directories so the ls bash-completion function expands both.


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