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want old behavior for FIGNORE

From: stig
Subject: want old behavior for FIGNORE
Date: 24 Aug 2001 16:20:41 -0000

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i386
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i386' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib -I/usr/include -O2 -m486 
uname output: Linux jato.hackvan.com 2.2.16-3 #1 Mon Jun 19 19:11:44 EDT 2000 
i686 unknown
Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 2.04
Patch Level: 21
Release Status: release


i don't remember _precisely_ how it used to work, but i know that the behavior 
of FIGNORE has gotten worse over time.

ignoring files used to not be _quite_ so absolute.  It used to be that you 
could begin typing a filename normally-ignored filename and have it complete... 
        if there was no foo.c, then typing foo^i would give you foo.o 
        if there were both foo.c and foo.o, then typing foo^i would give you 
foo.c' ' and not beep at you because foo.o was 'ignored'



a bit of archaeology or an interview with an old-timer would probably help to 
spec out a better behavior than the current one.

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