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Re: Configurable completion and complete -P (prefix)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Configurable completion and complete -P (prefix)
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 10:14:56 -0500

> I just tried read about the complete command in the bash-manpage and tried
>   complete -A signal -P '-' kill
> hoping that I could do:
>   kill -SIG<tab>
> However, bash currently uses the prefix only if I do
>   kill SIG<tab>
> ending up in
>   kill -SIG<tab>
> which in turn gives me no completions. :-( Thinking about this, is the -P
> prefix thingy useful like this in other cases? I can't imagine one right now?
> Never mind if this behaviour is intended, I am just curious if I can use
> it like that in the future. ;-)

Any prefix specified with -P is added to each member of the list of possible
completions after that list is generated.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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