[Bash-completion-devel] Completion words containing colons

Guillaume Rousse Guillaume.Rousse at inria.fr
Wed Dec 9 22:14:57 UTC 2009

Todd Zullinger a écrit :
> 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).
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/444466
gvfs completion was patched on mandriva for this specific purpose, as it 
was silently changing default behaviour in a inappropriate place.
BOFH excuse #228:

That function is not currently supported, but Bill Gates assures us it 
will be featured in the next upgrade.

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