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sr #108596: Bash completion fails for files with names containing newlines

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 07 Jun 2014 04:09:59 AM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 2 - MinorStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Open
Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Wed 25 Mar 2015 10:49:08 AM UTC, comment #1:

Not a bash bug.

This is a bug in the bash-completion package, which is independently developed. Please report this to them.

Eduardo Bustamante <dualbus>
Sat 07 Jun 2014 04:09:59 AM UTC, original submission:

Bash tab-completion fails for file names containing new lines. It provides multiple selections which correspond to the separate lines contained in the file name:


$ python -c "open('foo\nbar','w')"
$ ls
$ ls ./f
bar foo



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