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From: Harrison McCullough <>
Subject: Error in bash completion
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:44:38 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

What did you do before the bug happened? (Steps to reproduce your issue)

1. Create a Bash function, e.g. `ga() { git add "${@:-.}"; }`
2. Use the `__git_complete` function to add Bash tab completion for your custom
   Bash function, e.g. `__git_complete ga git_add`
3. Attempt to tab complete a file path, e.g. `ga my-incomplete-file-path<TAB>`

What did you expect to happen? (Expected behavior)

Bash tab-completes the file path.

What happened instead? (Actual behavior)

Bash tab-completes the file path but also displays an error:

$ ga fi-bash: [: -lt: unary operator expected

(This is when I was using tab completion to add a file called `file3.txt`).

What's different between what you expected and what actually happened?

I do not expect using tab completion to display an error.

Anything else you want to add:

I have tested this with a minial setup with Bash version 5.1.8(1)-release with
no other files sourced at startup except

[System Info]
git version:
git version 2.32.0
cpu: x86_64
no commit associated with this build
sizeof-long: 8
sizeof-size_t: 8
shell-path: /bin/sh
uname: Darwin 20.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 20.5.0: Sat May  8 05:10:33
PDT 2021; root:xnu-7195.121.3~9/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
compiler info: clang: 12.0.5 (clang-1205.0.22.9)
libc info: no libc information available
$SHELL (typically, interactive shell): /usr/local/bin/bash

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-Harrison McCullough

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-16 15:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-16 15:44 Harrison McCullough [this message]
2021-06-16 17:40 ` Denton Liu
2021-06-16 18:05   ` Harrison McCullough
2021-06-16 19:19   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17  2:06 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-17  2:15   ` Harrison McCullough

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