Bug#5361: bash has option interactive-comments on
Esa Turtiainen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Package: bash
> Version: 1.14.6-5
> Bash detects comments in interactive use, which confuses
> <tab> expansion and handling of Emacs auto-save files.
Tab expansion on files with # characters works better with bash
1.14.7-1. The files will get quoted. Try that.
> $ set -o
> interactive-comments on
> $ touch #foo#
> $ touch bar
> $ ls #<tab>
> ls #foo#
> #foo# bar ... (like just ls)
> $ ls ./#*
> Any token starting with # causes that the rest of the line will be
> ignored. This is normal for non-interactive shell but in an interactive
> shell it should be disabled. At least, the behaviour of <tab> isn't
Huh? You're setting interactive-comments on, and then you're
complaining that it's on? Type "set +o interactive-comments" if you
don't like it.
> In a non-interactive shell, or an interactive shell in
> which the -o interactive-comments option to the set
> builtin is enabled, a word beginning with # causes that
> word and all remaining characters on that line to be
> ignored. An interactive shell without the -o interac
> tive-comments option enabled does not allow comments.
> I suggest that bash should detect this option differently in
> interactive and non-interactive shell, like mentioned in the
It follows the man page exactly. Turn it on, and it will be on. Turn
it off, and it will be off. I'm not sure what the bug is here.
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