Commit 893ad76d authored by Michael Hanselmann's avatar Michael Hanselmann
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bash_completion: Enable extglob while parsing file

In older versions of GNU Bash extended patterns, such as “@(…)”, are only
available with the “extglob” shell option. As pointed out in [1] and [2],
“extglob” must be enabled while parsing the code. Therefore the flag must be
enabled at the beginning of the script and be reset to its original value at
the end as to not interfere with other code on shell initialization.


Reported by Sascha Lucas.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarBernardo Dal Seno <>
parent 34dfced1
......@@ -639,6 +639,11 @@ def main():
buf = StringIO()
sw = utils.ShellWriter(buf, indent=not options.compact)
# Remember original state of extglob and enable it (required for pattern
# matching; must be enabled while parsing script)
sw.Write("gnt_shopt_extglob=$(shopt -p extglob || :)")
sw.Write("shopt -s extglob")
WritePreamble(sw, not options.compact)
# gnt-* scripts
......@@ -656,6 +661,10 @@ def main():
not options.compact,
opts=burnin.OPTIONS, args=burnin.ARGUMENTS)
# Reset extglob to original value
sw.Write("[[ -n \"$gnt_shopt_extglob\" ]] && $gnt_shopt_extglob")
sw.Write("unset gnt_shopt_extglob")
print buf.getvalue()
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