Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430059
Subversion path completion produces whitespaces
Last modified: 2008-02-13 00:09:16 EST
Description of problem:
Assume you are inside a Subversion working copy. There is a path src/foo/bar.c.
There are other files as well in the foo directory, but you only want to commit
bar.c. You would type "svn ci src/foo/bar.c". Using the auto-completion, it will be
svn ci s<tab> which is then extended to "svn ci src ", note the space at the
end? For each path element you then have to do <Backspace> and type a slash and
then tab on. What the auto-completion should rather do is work like the
completion for ls. After the first expansion it should show "svn ci src/".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Checkout something via svn
2. Try auto-completion to a path with a "svn ci" prepended
It completes every directory on the path to the dir name followed by a space.
Work like ls auto-completion, completing paths to dir/.
This behaviour actually slows one down instead of going faster.
Could you try replacing line 9088 in /etc/bash_completion:
complete -F _svn $default svn
complete -F _svn $filenames svn
...and let me know how it works for you? I think this is the right thing to do,
but I'm not entirely sure if it has any side effects. Note that a new shell is
required for the change to take effect.
Ville, that change is working well for me; I haven't noticed any side effects so
Works great for me! Thank you so much.
BTW, is there a specific reason why the svn parts are not factored out to
something like /etc/bash_completion.d/svn?
No particular reason except that upstream does it that way; I suppose their
judgement is that svn is commonly available enough to be kept in the main
By the way, I have a nagging feeling that I've seen this same problem in some
use cases with cvs as well as with svn, but I can't seem to be able to trigger
it now. Anyone else remember seeing that?
Off topic: Jeff, I'm considering dropping the disttag from the bash-completion
package; there's nothing distro version specific in it and nothing that would
really benefit from a disttag (rebuilds between distro releases). Objections?
Ok. Are you going to integrate that fix in the package?
bash-completion-20060301-9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
bash-completion-20060301-9 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update bash-completion'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/F8/FEDORA-2008-1104
bash-completion-20060301-9 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.