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Re: Can 'read' be used with tab-completion?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Can 'read' be used with tab-completion?
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:05:49 -0400
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Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> I've been wondering this for a long time, but can't figure anything out
> from the doc... Is it possible to specify a list of possible completions
> for the 'read' built-in?

No.  `read -e' allows the use of readline, but there is no access to
anything other than the default readline word completion.

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