Comment 0 for bug 778627

Binary package hint: bash

~$ mkdir -p /tmp/testd/finger/toe
/tmp$ cd /tmp/testd
/tmp/testd$ td=`pwd`
/tmp/testd$ cd ../
/tmp$ ls $td/fing

Type a TAB character at this point, and bash completion makes the line:
/tmp$ ls \$td/finger

Note that while 'fing' has been expanded to 'finger ' (with a space at the end), the $td variable reference has had the
$ character quoted with a backslash. This prevents further extension of the pathname, and in fact makes
the command invalid; if I type a newline at this point, I get:
ls: cannot access $td/finger: No such file or directory

This is not useful behavior. I believe that in Ubuntu 10.10, the $td variable would have been expanded
to '/tmp/testd', and subsequent completions starting from '/tmp/testd/finger' would have worked.

[The version of /etc/bash_completion.d/ that is installed starts with:

# _filedir : to handle file and directories with spaces in their names.
if ! type _filedir &> /dev/null ; then

so I don't think that file is overriding /etc/bash_completion's _filedir ...]

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: bash 4.2-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri May 6 09:48:29 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: bash
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-30 (6 days ago)