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Re: latest tcsh build has problems completing ln -s

On Jul  2 19:56, Lester Ingber wrote:
> Since the newest tcsh build on Cygwin (i'm using cygwin64),
> version tcsh 6.19.00 (Astron) 2015-05-21 (x86_64-unknown-cygwin) options 
> wide,nls,dl,al,kan,sm,rh,color
> the completion of files using TAB does not work anymore.
> It works fine under bash.
> I've inserted [TAB] where I have pressed Tab.
> On tcsh I just get "<link_name> as a response.  
> The problem only occurs with trying soft links "ln -s" not hard links "ln".
> 12:34:48pm ingber@lesterX1:~% touch tp1
> 12:35:00pm ingber@lesterX1:~% ln -s ./t [TAB]
> <link_name>
> 12:35:00pm ingber@lesterX1:~% ln -s ./tp1 tp2
> 12:35:15pm ingber@lesterX1:~% ls -l
> -rw-r--r-- 1 ingber Users 0 Jul  2 12:35 tp1
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 ingber Users 5 Jul  2 12:35 tp2 -> ./tp1
> 12:38:09pm ingber@lesterX1:~% bash
> [12:38:13 ingber@lesterX1 ~]$ touch tp3
> [12:38:23 ingber@lesterX1 ~]$ ln -s ./tp [TAB]
> tp1  tp2  tp3
> [12:38:23 ingber@lesterX1 ~]$ ln -s ./tp3 tp4
> [12:39:22 ingber@lesterX1 ~]$ ls -l
> -rw-r--r-- 1 ingber Users   0 Jul  2 12:35 tp1
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 ingber Users   5 Jul  2 12:35 tp2 -> ./tp1
> -rw-r--r-- 1 ingber Users   0 Jul  2 12:38 tp3
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 ingber Users   5 Jul  2 12:38 tp4 -> ./tp3
> I've compiled the new tcsh on several linux platforms,
> and this problem does not occur.

Yes, it does.  I just tested it on Linux and the same problem occurs.
It depends on whether you use the default completions from
/etc/profile.d/complete.tcsh or not.  Usually I don't (setting
`uncomplete *' in my .cshrc), neither on Cygwin nor on Linux.

So, yes, if I use the `ln' completion from /etc/profile.d/complete.tcsh,
I can reproduce this problem on Linux and Cygwin with tcsh-6.19,
while it works as expected on tcsh-6.18.

Looks like an upstream bug to me.  I'll report it to the maintainer.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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