[Bug 1288630] Re: tab completion doesn't propose files when path starts with a tilde (~)

Mathew Hodson mathew.hodson at gmail.com
Mon May 2 18:05:05 UTC 2016

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1288314 ***

** This bug is no longer a duplicate of bug 1288031
   Tab expansion only auto-completes directory names
** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1288314
   bash completion broken with '~' expansion

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  tab completion doesn't propose files when path starts with a tilde (~)

Status in bash package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When the path starts with a tilde (~) tab completion doesn't propose
  files. It works fine with bash 4.2 and is a regression in 4.3.

  1. Open a terminal and type:
  $ cat ~/.b<TAB><TAB>

  Only directories are proposed. Completion works fine with an absolute or relative path instead of '~'

  Directories and files are proposed

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: bash 4.3-2ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-14.34-generic 3.13.5
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-14-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Thu Mar  6 10:28:31 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-03 (183 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130902)
  SourcePackage: bash
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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