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_filedir in bash completion conflicts with bash-completion project

Oct 31, 2010 2:11 PM

The _filedir() function in acroread's (at least Linux) bash completion file conflicts with the one from the bash completion project, http://bash-completion.alioth.debian.org/ - the one in acroread ends up overriding the one in the latter with an implementation that is not compatible/does not meet expectations of various completions from the bash completion project, thus breaking them in subtle, hard to debug ways.

 

Please consider renaming the _filedir bash function shipped in acroread's bash completion file to for example _adobe_filedir (or inlining it in _acroread) to resolve the issue.

 
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:12 PM   in reply to vskytta2

    I just installed Adobe Reader 9.4.7 on my Ubuntu 12.04 Beta system, and hit this bug. I had no idea why filename completion was suddenly broken until I did some searching and turned up https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acroread/+bug/769866/comment s/7 . So, the bug is still there, over a year later.

     

    Adobe, please fix this, or else get rid of acroread.sh . It's much worse breaking filename completion than whatever bit of extra functionality it might be providing to acroread users (most users won't run it from the command line in any case).

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:32 PM   in reply to SheamusPatt

    Thanks for reporting this , we have taken a note of this and are now tracking this through bug.

     

    -vaibhav

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:54 AM   in reply to SheamusPatt

    Thank you for reporting the issue , we are now tracking this internally through a bug and hope to fix this in future updates. However , till then you may use the workaround #10 as suggested in the link https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/source/acroread/bug/769866/comments/10  .  This looks specific to 11.04 and now to 12.04 Beta as well.

     

     

    Thanks,

    -vaibhav

     
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