Updated: bash-completion-1.2-1

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Wed Jun 30 17:53:00 GMT 2010

A new release of bash-completion, 1.2-1, is now available for download,
leaving 1.1-2 as previous.

This is a new upstream release.  Changes since the prior release are
attached.  For more details, including how to enable bash-completion for
your interactive shells after installing this package, see

bash-completion provides programmable completion enhancements to bash
TAB-completion.  Based on the command you type, hitting TAB later on in
the command line will perform completions on strings that make sense for
the context of the command, rather than blindly completing on filenames.

You MUST edit your bash startup files to load bash-completion into memory:
make sure ~/.bashrc sources /etc/bash_completion, and ~/.bash_profile
sources ~/.bashrc.  See /etc/defaults/etc/skel/.bashrc (after installing
base-files-3.7-1) for an example.  Bash completions is not enabled by
default because it adds some noticeable startup delay to every interactive
shell (about 1.5 seconds on my 2.5 GHz WinXP).  Depending on the reaction
on the cygwin mailing list, a future release may make bash_completion
turned on by default for every bash user, with no edits to ~/.bashrc required.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'bash-completion'
from the 'Shells' category.

Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations.  This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin bash-completion maintainer

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