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Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:33:38 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: bash completion failures

On 15 Dec, 2012, at 13:44 , Frank Dittrich <> wrote:
> On 12/15/2012 01:20 PM, magnum wrote:
>> No hidden options work, other things work correctly. If I just write "../run/john --[tab][tab]" I also get a list lacking the hiddens.
> Now I am able to reproduce.
> I always started john from the run directory and used ./john.
> If I move to the src directory and use ../run/john, completion for
> hidden options doesn't work.
> Now I found the culprit in line 142 of the script.
> Here I concatenate the options from the regular usage output and the
> output of --list=hidden-options.
> But instead of the name that is used to invoke john, I use "./john" for
> --list=hidden-options.
> This needs to be replaced by  ${first}
> Otherwise completion only works as long as you are in the run directory
> and as long as the binary is called john.
> Feel free to correct this or wait until I submit a patch.

Great, I'll fix it.


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