No file name completion for file names start with underscore

Gary Johnson garyjohn@spocom.com
Thu Sep 18 22:55:00 GMT 2014


On 2014-09-18, Paul.Domaskis wrote:
> Andrew DeFaria <Andrew <at> DeFaria.com> 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.

David is right:  find does accept a file name as the path argument.
I didn't know that.  (Obviously.)  The man page doesn't really say,
but all references to the path argument suggest that it contains a
directory or list of directories.

Nevertheless, the completion function for find (_find(), in
/etc/bash_completion.d/findutils or
/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/find) does expect that
argument to be a directory and expands only directories.

Regards,
Gary


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