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Re: FIGNORE behaviour with 'CVS', version 3.1.17(1)-release (i486-pc-lin

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: FIGNORE behaviour with 'CVS', version 3.1.17(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 08:24:29 -0500

> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         When I set FIGNORE to 'CVS' it doesn't work as I believe it's meant
> to. Pressing tab in a directory containing files still lists 'CVS' in the
> completion list. However, having just 'VS' as the value for FIGNORE works.

That's not what FIGNORE does.  FIGNORE is a colon-separated list of
suffixes describing files to be ignored by completion, not a list of

The difference between setting FIGNORE to `CVS' and `VS' is that the
completer requires that each pattern be a suffix: there must be at
least one character in the filename besides the suffix for the match
to succeed.  `VS' leaves a non-null prefix; `CVS' does not. 


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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