weird bash completion

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Mon Aug 29 06:14:18 UTC 2011

Having a file in my home called :0-greeter.log

If pressing "rm :<tab>", the bash completes:

rm :\:0-greeter.log

Two questions:

1. Why the : is escaped at second position?
2. Why the : is escaped at all?

That's a known issue?

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>

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