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

Andrew DeFaria <Andrew <at>> writes:
>On 9/18/2014 11:42 AM, David Boyce wrote:
>>> The path argument to find must be a directory.
>> Sorry, but I can't let this go by. The statement above is
>> incorrect, as a simple test like "find /etc/passwd -print" would
>> show.
> Or just "find /etc/passwd". (-print has been the default for
> decades...  The man page it's the default but you should proob)

Maybe things have changed.  I think Gary Johnson is right.

For background, my old 32-bit cygwin 1.7.17-1 install (bash 4.1.10-4),
"cygcheck -cvs | grep -i completion" shows no packages with the string
"completion" in the name.  And if I have files (not directories)
_viminfo & _vimrc, tabbing after "find _vi" does a completion up to
"find _vim", then shows me the two candidate files thereafter.

In my new 64-bit cygwin 1.7.28-2 (bash 4.1.11-2, bash-completion
1.3-1), I also have _viminfo & _vimrc, but "find _vi" doesn't
complete, nor does it show candidate files.  I ensured that I have
directories vimfiles and vimtest, and "find vi" does complete up to
"find vim", then shows me the two candidate directories thereafter.

On the other hand, in the new 64-bit cygwin, "ls vi" and "ls _vi"
*always* completes as much as it can, then shows me the two candidates

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