Bug ID 1169141: Bash tab-completion Issue

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:,, 17.0.0,,,, 16.1.3,, 15.1.8, 15.1.7,, 15.1.6,,,, 14.1.5,

Opened: Oct 10, 2022
Severity: 3-Major


ID830361 introduced a regression in how tab completion works in bash for user directories. With the fix of CVE-2012-6711 (ID830361), bash tab completion of ~ is auto-completing it to \~, which is resulting in not listing the directories under ~ and working as expected.


Tab-completion of user home directories (~username) in bash does not work.


This issue is seen on the versions which have fix for Bug 830361 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID830361.html).


Do not attempt to tab-complete user home directories (e.g. ~root), and instead type out the path completely.

Fix Information


Behavior Change