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abbr -e completion mis-escapes things #3267

floam opened this issue Jul 26, 2016 · 1 comment

abbr -e completion mis-escapes things #3267

floam opened this issue Jul 26, 2016 · 1 comment


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@floam floam commented Jul 26, 2016

  • Have you checked if problem occurs with fish 2.3.1?
  • Tried fish without third-party customizations (check sh -c 'env HOME=$(mktemp -d) fish')?

The completion of abbr -e can expand such that it escapes single quotes when we don't want that.

fish version installed (fish --version): 2.3.1

OS/terminal used: OS X

Reproduction steps

  1. abbr \&\& '; and'
  2. abbr -e <TAB>
  3. Select the completion we just made

Expected results

It should expand to abbr -e '&&' or abbr -e \&\&

Actual results

Expands to this, which causes an error:

> abbr -e \'\&\&\' 
abbr: no such abbreviation ''&&''
@faho faho closed this in 49008d7 Jul 26, 2016
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@faho faho commented Jul 26, 2016

The issue here was that abbr --show already escapes things, so we complete an escaped thing and escape it again.

@zanchey zanchey added this to the next-2.x milestone Aug 17, 2016
@krader1961 krader1961 modified the milestones: fish 2.4.0, next-2.x Sep 3, 2016
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