I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 and I've ran into a little bit of a snag with bash completions within backticks. Here's an example to illustrate:
I save streaming URL:s to my radio-stations in text files, and I usually start listening by typing
$ mplayer `cat ~/stations/some.fm`
It would be great if I could use tab completion at:
$ mplayer `cat ~/stations/<tab>
In this case, however, the tab completion doesn't seem to match files, only directories. So I get
$ mplayer `cat ~/stations/<tab> subdir1 subdir2 $ mplayer `cat ~/stations/
But no files! A workaround is to use
$ cat ~/stations/some.fm | xargs mplayer
In this case tab completion works, but I would prefer to use the backtick version. Not for this example alone, but this bit me in many other situations as well.
Does anyone here know how to fix this / where the filter is defined?