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Re: Programmable completion and the @ symbol.

From: Ben Logan
Subject: Re: Programmable completion and the @ symbol.
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:37:47 -0400
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On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 04:45:15PM -0700, Ian Macdonald wrote:
> On Thu 13 Jun 2002 at 19:16:54 -0400, you wrote:
> > However, I wish that I could get it to work so that the completion
> > function presents a list of maps until an '@' is typed, and then
> > presents a list of mapsets.
> This is similar to having ssh complete on address@hidden combinations. Have
> a look at the _ssh() and _known_hosts() functions attached to this
> e-mail.
> > I just can't get the completion to work.  I
> > think the problem is that the '@' symbol is a word delimiter, and is
> > screwing things up.
> '@' starts standard hostname completion in bash, so you need to turn
> it off with 'shopt -u hostcomplete'.
> > I also wish I could prevent Bash from printing the space after it
> > completes the first word, so that I don't have to backspace once
> > before typing the '@'. :)
> The appending of a space is very annoying and something that I find I
> frequently selectively want to turn off within the body of a function,
> but bash doesn't allow this level of fine-grained control.
> You can find more examples of programmable completion at
> http://www.caliban.org/bash
Thanks, this is all very helpful.  I think I can figure it out now,
although I may come back with more questions.  :)


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