weird bash completion

John5342 john5342 at
Mon Aug 29 20:17:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 21:07, Orion Poplawski <orion at> wrote:
> On 08/29/2011 11:11 AM, John5342 wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 07:14, Joachim Backes
>> <joachim.backes at>  wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I discovered the same thing with the '=' symbol in strings. I also
>> noticed today that if a file has spaces if i type "rm some<tab>" it
>> completes as "rm some file with spaces" rather than "rm some\ file\
>> with\ spaces" as it used to.
> This is often caused by the adobe reader bash completion file.  I thought it
> was fixed with the latest bash-completion updates though.

I only have flash installed and not reader. I also have nothing Adobe
related in /etc/bash_completion.d/*

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