bash 2.05a-3: option to allow drive letter prefixes for completion?

Chet Ramey
Tue Apr 16 11:19:00 GMT 2002

> Well, it gets weirder.
> I activated the "show-all-if-ambiguous" and now when I type, say:
>          % echo c:/<TAB>
> What I get is a list of the _Cygwin root_!
> The same thing results if I use:
>          % echo d:/<TAB>

Quote the colon.  Readline has a set of characters it uses as word
delimiters for completion, and the calling application can modify that
set to its tastes.  Bash includes `:' as a word break character, which
makes it convenient to complete colon-separated lists like $PATH. 
Since the colon breaks words, the only thing that gets passed to the
filename completer is `/' and whatever follows it.  Quoting the colon
(the simplest thing to use is a backslash) causes readline to not
consider it a word break character.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    chet@po.CWRU.Edu

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