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Re: Bug in { completion's comma removal

On 1/6/06, Wayne Davison <wayned@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 09:07:19PM +0100, Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> > While we're talking about {}, it also doesn't work so well on
> > filenames with spaces
> I haven't seen any problems with spaces as long as you put a backslash
> in front of each one (which is what the completion of a filename with
> spaces will automatically add).  This is to be expected because a
> command-line of "f{oo bar,oo-baz}" (without the quotes) is really two
> args (neither one valid in syntax), but adding a backslash before the
> space makes it a single arg that will expand into two, "foo\ bar" and
> "foo-baz".

Hm, it appears that it doesn't happen with zsh -f, so I'll have to
poke around a bit in my settings before I can say anything useful...

> > and there's no way (that i've figured out) to escape a comma inside
> > the braces.
> Yes, this is a problem when completing and expanding in zle.  It does
> appear to work fine in the shell itself:
>     % echo ba{r\,1,z\,2}
>     bar,1 baz,2
> However, when completing a filename with a comma inside an open {, zsh
> does not add a backslash before the comma, and it strips any existing
> backslash before a comma (e.g. pressing <TAB> on the above term would
> incorrectly expand the line into "echo bar ba1 baz ba2").
> ..wayne..

Mikael Magnusson

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