bash attempted autocomplete creates escape characters prefixing variables

Bug #1010704 reported by bobdobbs on 2012-06-08
This bug affects 2 people
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bash (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Fresh install of 12.04

I create variables in my bash profile.

From the commandline of any terminal emulator on the system, I start to create commands that make use of a variable.

When I hit TAB to get an autocompletion, instead of getting a completion, the variable on the line gets prefixed with an escape character.

So, '$VAR' becomes '\$VAR'.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in bash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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