Make screen completion match the -S name

Bug #924676 reported by Jamie Flournoy
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bash-completion (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

if you make a screen with "screen -S foo" you cannot then reattach it via "screen -R f<tab>" with the current completion script. It only completes if you start typing with the numeric ID from screen -ls, which is not as easy to remember as the name you gave it ("foo" in this example).

Someone else was nice enough to write a patch to accomplish this three years ago:
...but it looks like nobody noticed it and it was not accepted into the upstream sources. :(

I have updated the patch to work with /etc/bash_completion.d/screen as of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
The version of the screen package that's installed is 4.0.3-14ubuntu1.2.
The version of the bash-completion package that's installed is 1:1.1-3ubuntu2.

I looked at the oneiric version of bash_completion and /etc/bash_completion.d/screen hasn't changed since the version I have, so the patch should apply cleanly to the version in bash-completion_1.3.orig.tar.bz2 (which appears to be the current upstream release that oneiric uses).

Tags: patch
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Jamie Flournoy (jamie-pervasivecode) wrote :
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tags: added: patch
Changed in bash-completion (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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Peter Cordes (peter-cordes) wrote :

Works now, in Trusty. Must have finally made it in.

Changed in bash-completion (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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