[Bug 1167533] Re: Completions for some long options are missing. (doesn't parse --help output perfectly)

Mathew Hodson mathew.hodson at gmail.com
Thu May 12 07:30:21 UTC 2016

** Changed in: bash-completion (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

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  Completions for some long options are missing.  (doesn't parse --help
  output perfectly)

Status in bash-completion package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  I noticed today that "--recursive" is missing from the completions for
  grep. A quick glance grep's man page reveals that other long options
  such as "--text" are also missing. I'm not sure what the pattern is.

  Steps to reproduce:

    1) Type "grep --".
    2) Press <Tab> twice.
    3) Observe that "--recursive" is missing.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: bash-completion 1:2.0-1ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-17.27-generic 3.8.6
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-17-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia zfs zunicode zavl zcommon znvpair
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Apr 10 12:32:24 2013
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-07 (2 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130402.1)
  MarkForUpload: True
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: bash-completion
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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