[Bash-completion-devel] Completion words containing colons

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Wed Dec 9 22:00:03 UTC 2009

Freddy Vulto wrote:
> There's a problem when completion words containing colons (:).  For example,
> when you do this in an empty directory:
>    $ touch abc:def
>    $ rm abc:<TAB>  # Becomes: abc:abc\:def (see also *1)
> The solution for bash-4 is to remove the colon from COMP_WORDBREAKS (see also
> *2):

Doesn't doing so break things like scp completion?  The gvfs package
on Fedora was doing as you suggest for a while and it screwed up
numerous other completions (scp and git are two I know).


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