Re: [patch] fixed E71 & inconsistent completion behavior with % in file names
- Dominique Pelle wrote:
> Ex command line completion is inconsistent with what Ex commandsThanks. I think it's the right place to change this. I found a few
> expect when file to complete contains a % character.
> $ cd /tmp
> $ echo 123 > 111%222%333
> $ echo 145 > 111%444%555
> $ vim -u NONE --noplugin -N -c 'set wildmode=longest,list'
> :e 11<Tab> completes to: :e 111\% (OK)
> :e 111\%2<Tab> -----> E71: Invalid character after \% (Not OK!)
> :e 111%2<Tab> completes to: :e 111\%222\%333
> :e 111\%222\%333<CR> --> opens the file 111%222%333 (OK)
> So for <Tab> completion to work, the % characters must not be
> preceded with backslash. However, completion itself adds the
> backslashes in from of %. It's inconsistent. The Ex command
> itself expects the backslash in front of % since % has a special
> meaning in Ex commands (:help c_%):
> I think that the correct behavior for completion should be:
> :e 111\%2<Tab> completes to: e: 111\%222\%333
> Attached patch makes it work that way, but please review it.
> I only tested on Linux.
> I noticed this bug since I have 'set undodir=~/UNDO' in my ~/.vimc.
> The ~/UNDO/ dir contains several file names with this % character and
> trying to use <Tab> completion :e ~/UNDO/<Tab> in that directory
> does not work well.
more characters with problems, especially a file name "foo*bar".
I'll make a fix, please test the version I just pushed to the vim73
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