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Re: bash, filename completion and spaces in path components [was RE: SSH Environment]
Dave Korn wrote:
I use the same trick myself because a lot of apps can't handle a
filename with a space in it, not even if it gets correctly escaped and
passed through to argv, but I've never known bash filename completion
to have a problem: it escapes all the spaces and other metachars
beautifully. Sometimes I use it just to save me having to figure out
what needs escaping and what doesn't. What problem do you see?
Forgive me! I misspoke! One place where it helps me is with Clearcase.
Clearcase uses the M drive for views. On Unix it uses /view. So I map
/cygdrive/m -> /view. Then it's the same in Unix and under Cygwin.
But also, things like C:/Prog<tab> don't work. Yeah you can
/cygdrive/c/Prog<tab>/MyApp<tab> but that's a lot of typing, compared to
/app/MyApp<tab>. Similarly with /cygdrive/m/<viewname><tab> compared to
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