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Re: show-all-if-ambiguous broken?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: show-all-if-ambiguous broken?
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:27:11 -0500
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Com MN PG P E B Consultant 3 wrote:
>>>In my .inputrc I have:
>>>  set print-completions-horizontally on
>>>  set show-all-if-ambiguous on
>>I cannot reproduce it.  Do you use the programmable completion
>>package?  I rarely use it (and can't check it right now).
> I don't know which completion package is installed (how can I find
> out?),
> but I guess that bash 2.05 is installed "right out of the box" of Red
> Hat Linux.

There are several things to check.

1.  Are you sure your inputrc is being read?  Readline prefers $INPUTRC
    to the default ~/.inputrc, so type `echo $INPUTRC' and see if one of
    your startup files directs Readline to a different file.

2.  Does typing `bind "set show-all-if-ambiguous on"' at the bash prompt
    result in the option being successfully enabled?

3.  You can type `complete' at the bash prompt and see if you have any
    completions defined.  I don't think the completion package turns off
    any options, though.

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