Adam Tkac <> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 09:33:53AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> ...
>> IOW, something along this line?
> This won't work, unfortunately, because shopt settings aren't inherited by
> subshell (and for example egrep is called in subshell).
> I discussed this issue with colleagues and we found basically two "fixes":
> 1. Tell people "do not use aliases which breaks completion script"
> 2. Prefix all commands with "command", i.e. `command egrep` etc.
> In my opinion "2." is better long time solution, what do you think?

Judging from what is in /etc/bash_completion.d/ (I am on Debian), I
think that others are divided.  Many but not all prefix "command" in
front of "grep", but nobody does the same for "egrep", "cut", "tr",
"sed", etc.

If it were up to me, I would say we pick #1, but I cc'ed the people
who have been more involved in our bash-completion code because they
are in a better position to argue between the two than I am.


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